Lawyers protest against erratic power supply in Shopian

Lawyers protest against erratic power supply in Shopian
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SHOPIAN: The lawyers of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday held a protest against the erratic power supply in the area.

Under the banner of District Bar association Shopian, the lawyers took out a protest march from the Court to Deputy Commissioner’s office. A kerosene lamp gifted to the DC Owais Ahmad. They also lit candles on the entrance of his office.

“Shopian is neglected by the authorities and is subjected to unprecedented power cuts,” they said.

A lawyer Habeel Iqbal told Kashmir Reader that “people of District Shopian are facing immense difficulties. It is a shame that in today’s age we have to fight for a basic right like electricity. The protest was against the callous attitude of the administration”.

The officials from power development department (PDD) said that they are receiving only 10 MWs against the 20 MWs due to which the power supply is affected in this district.

Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Owais Ahmad told Kashmir Reader it will take more than a week to restore the scheduled power supply. “The service is hit due to a snag in Awantipora area of south Kashmir,” he said.