Bandipora: Villagers in Bandipora Wednesday blocked Srinagar- Bandipora highway to protest the arrest of four youth during nocturnal police raids, sources said.
Villagers of Lawaypora and Panzigam blocked the road near Kaloosa and Watapora thus halting the traffic movement from both sides.
The protesters alleged that the police detained four youth of Lawaypora village on the directions of District administrator for opposing the building of the high voltage transmission towers in the area.
They further alleged that they are constantly facing harassment at the hands of district administration for opposing the building of the high voltage transmission towers in the area.
Pertinently National Hydro-electric Power Corporation is installing high voltage transmission towers in Lawaypora, Khayar and other villages as part of 330 mega watt Kishenganga Power Project.