Women's wing of NC protests against pesky power cuts
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Women's wing of NC protests against pesky power cuts
 | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 19 (KNO) : National Conference (NC) women's wing on Monday carried out a protest rally against the unscheduled power cuts across Kashmir valley. The protesters led by MLA Habba Kadal, Shameema Firdous carried out a protest march here from party's headquarters towards Polo View to highlight the sufferings of people due to various issues especially pesky power cuts. The protesters were carrying placards and shouting slogans against the state government and demanded immediate fulfillment of their demands. The protesting women also held candles in their hands as  a mark of protest against the power cuts. Speaking on the occasion, Firdous said, “The winter has just set in and areas in the city are witnessing massive power outages. If this is the situation of power supply in the city, the situation in far flung areas can only be gauged.” Shameema said that the common populace especially the student fraternity are at the receiving end of all this. “The incumbent government, it seems has left citizenry to fend for themselves. They should have upgraded the transmission to meet the ever increasing demands of the people,” she said. She said the PDP-BJP government didn’t do anything in augmenting the basic infrastructure viz-a-viz power distribution. “A government is supposed to foresee the increasing demands of the people, but to our consternation the former PDP-BJP government was busy blinding and bruising people,” she said. “No big power project or water supply scheme was commissioned in the state under the former PDP-BJP regime. The state, especially the valley of Kashmir is reeling under somber darkness since government offices moved to Jammu,” she said. She said National Conference being a people’s representative cannot shut its eyes and ears to the mounting woes of people. “Today we were obligated to take out a demonstration to stir the slumber ridden administration. The erratic power supply, the inconsistent water supplies have aggravated the people up to glottis,” she said. Firdous said that National Conference is live to the issues of people and that its leadership is raising the issues of people at every forum. “People still remember how fast the administration maneuvered during the Omar Abdullah led government,” she said.(KNO)