Protests continue against power crisis in Indian state

More than 300 people are said to have held a demonstration in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir over the power crisis that has engulfed the nation. Reports […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

More than 300 people are said to have held a demonstration in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir over the power crisis that has engulfed the nation.

Reports claim a large number of locals blocked a few roads in the region raising anti government-slogans and protesting over the lack of electricity in their areas.

It is believed they demanded the State Power Department to repair a transformer that was damaged due to overdrawing power a few days ago. State reports suggest the authorities promised it would be repaired at the earliest and power supply restored in the area.

The news follows a trail of protests in India recently over power cuts and energy price hikes.

Another group of protesters in a town in Jammu and Kashmir is believed to have blocked the highway for more than an hour.