Power shortage triggers protest in Pulwama

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Srinagar: Protests broke out in Rahmoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday against the unavailability of electricity.

Scores of villagers from Rahmoo hit the streets this afternoon and staged demonstrations against the power development department, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. Chanting slogans, the protesters blocked Pulwama-Newa road to register their anger against the erratic power supply.

Angry protesters also hurled rocks at an army patrol that was passing through the area.