Protesters block Srinagar -Leh highway over dilapidated road conditions

Mohammad Imran

Kangan: Residents of Hariganiwan here have blocked highway and are staging protests against the dilapidated road conditions.

Scores of residents of Hariganiwan and other neighborhood areas this morning assembled on the Srinagar-Leh highway and staged protests against the Beacon authorities for their alleged failure to improve road from Kangan to Hariganiwan, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. Chanting slogans, the protesters blocked the highway leaving dozens of vehicles stranded.

“Despite repeated pleas, nothing has been done by the officials to make this road stretch better. We are suffering in commuting,” the protesters said.

Police have reached the spot and are trying to pacify the protesters.