Bandipora: Without power supply for nearly a month, citizens, mostly women, blocked Srinagar-Bandipora road at Hajin in this north kashmir district ,to press their demand for replacement of the damaged transformer in Khos Mohallah on Tuesday.
The protesters, mostly women, staged a dharna in front of PDD office Hajin located near local Police Station and disrupted traffic movement on the road for nearly 60 minutes.
“The transformer was damaged a month back plunging our area in darkness. We approached all concerned but they did not give ear to our requests”, Zeba Begum, an elderly woman, who was leading the protesters, told Kashmir Wire.
Shouting slogans against PDD department, they demanded replacement of the damaged transformer immediately.
.They said they will not lift the dharna till the authorities replace the transformer as we have been deprived of power supply for the last one month. The PDD will come with the bills later this month but how can we pay the bills when power supply was not provided ?they asked.
The dharna was going on when last reports were received. (Kashmir Wire)