Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jagti township residents protest

Kashmiri migrants nowadays blocked the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and resorted to demonstrations to protest against long length power cuts in Jagti Township on the outskirts of the town.

Over 2,000 sturdy crown together with men, girls and youngsters took out a protest rally from Jagti Township and marched towards the Jammu-Srinagar Highway blocking it at Kol Kandoli (Nagrota) on the outskirts of Jammu town this morning.

Waving the Tricolour and raising slogans against the authorities normally and Power Development Department (PDD) specially, they sat on a dharna on the Highway and held protest demonstrations against 16-hour power cuts to the Jagti Township.

The Highway remained blocked for four hours forcing authorities to permit traffic on various link roads on the Highway and also the Nagrota By Pass to avert issues to the commuters traveling to Kashmir Valley and alternative elements of the Jammu region.

Though the native authorities tried plenty to steer the protestors to elevate the road blockade however they didn't budge and warned to continue the dharna until a written agreement is created by the authorities that there'll not be quite eight hour power cut within the township as is prevalent in alternative elements of Jammu.

However they later lifted the road blockade on the peace of mind of further Deputy Commissioner, Jammu. He assured the protestors that there would be no power curtailment until the problem is sorted out between the Jagti township inmates and also the authorities.

"We face power cuts for eighteen hours. we tend to cannot sleep and perform traditional activities in read of the most important power cuts by the Government", Jagti dweller Sunita Devi told reporters.

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