Srinagar-Leh highway blocked by protesters over erratic power supply

Sheikh Anees

Ganderbal: For the second time in the last three, the protesters this morning blocked Srinagar-Leh highway at Hayan Kangan and staged protests over the non-availability of electricity.

Early this morning, dozens of residents of Hayan in Kangan here converged at the Srinagar-Leh highway 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 hundreds of vehicles, including army convoy stranded.

This is the second protest in the last three days against the unavailability of electricity by the locals.

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