In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the residents of several villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian district staged a peaceful protest against the anti-people policies of the authorities.
The residents of Narwa, Chodrigund, Ayand, Rawalpora, Bamnipora, Gadapora, Kachdora and Palpora staged a sit-in protest in front of the power receiving station in Narwa village against the power tariff hike. The residents said that the PDD had hiked the monthly power tariff by Rs 225.
“The department has suddenly hiked the power tariff from Rs 550 to Rs 775,” said Shabbir Ahmad, a local.
The residents termed the hike as “selective and discriminatory”. “We fail to understand why the PDD authorities hiked the power tariff in a particular cluster of villages,” said Khursheed Ahmad, a resident of the area.—KMS