Power Shortage Sparks Off Protest in Gaw Kadal

Scores of women on Friday staged a protest in the Gaw-Kadal area of summer capital Srinagar against the Power Development Department (PDD) for frequent power cuts during the holy month of Ramadan.

Reports reaching the news agency said that groups of women assembled at Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar’s Maisuma and raised slogans against the PDD for snapping electricity to the area, especially at Iftar and Sehri times.

The protesters said that their area has been plunged into the darkness due to frequent power cuts, exacerbated in the auspicious month of Ramadan.

“PDD seems to be indifferent to the problems we are facing due to electricity shortage, and its implications have badly affected us as we cannot prepare meals and offer Fajr and Taraweeh prayers due to the absence of electricity,” said the protesters while raising slogans.

They pointed out the issues which the PDD, as per them, has been unable to address.

The protesters demanded an uninterrupted power supply to the Gaw kadal and adjoining areas and warned of another protest if their demands remained unmet.