Protesters block Srinagar-Leh highway over erratic power supply

Sheikh Anees

Ganderbal: Protesters have blocked Srinagar-Leh highway at Kangan here and are staging protests over the non-availability of electricity.

Scores of residents of Mammer and other adjoining in Kangan here assembled at the Srinagar-Leh highway this morning and staged protests against the PDD authorities for their alleged failure to provide electricity supply to the villages, witnesses said. The protesters chanting anti-PDD slogans blocked the highway leaving dozens of vehicles stranded.

Meanwhile, a police team has reached the spot and are trying to pacify the protesters. More details emerging.