Umaisar Gull Ganie
Kulgam, Dec 5: residents of Frisal village and its adjoining areas in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday morning staged a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) for providing erratic power supply to them.
Shouting anti-PDD slogans, the protesters blocked Frisal-Bijbehara road in the main town for over two hours, thereby disrupting the traffic movement.
The protestors said they have been suffering a lot due to the unscheduled power cuts.
“At a time when the power department claims to provide better power supply in winters, the electricity in our areas remains off for maximum hours,” he said.
They said that no curtailment schedule has been framed by the PDD. “They snap the power supply whenever they want.” The villagers added that the students were suffering a lot as they are preparing for their board exams these days.
However, Tehsildar Frisal, Ghulam Rasool, Executive Engineer PDD visited the spot to pacify the protestors. Later, the protesters dispersed off peacefully—(KNO)