ShopianA complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmirs Shopian town and adjacent areas against the alleged unscheduled power supply in the area.
No organization has given a call for hartal today, but people are on the roads to protest against the poor supply of electricity.
The protesters alleged that PDP-BJP alliance government has a grudge against the citizens of this district that is why they are being denied supply of electricitity. We have not seen such an erratic sujpply during my life, said a 60 year old Abdul Rehman.
He said there is no time schdeduled for curtailment. During the entire day we are subjected to numerous power cuts which exposes the official curtailment announced for the winter this season,
Another protester, Abdul Ahad , said We see no power during evenings not to speak during night or day. Another protester in main town shopian told Kashmir Wire that this is worst power crisis the district is facing for the last 30 years..
A number of clashes between the protesters and Police broke out in the district but there was no immediate report of any body getting injured. Police used lathis and fired dozens of tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters. However, they responded with stones and the clashes were going on till this report was filed.
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