Jammu: Protest demonstrations were held in Jammu region of Indian illegally occupied against anti-people policies of the authorities.
People held a strong protest demonstration at Gandhi Nagar in Jammu against the installation of smart and pre-paid meters that has overburdened the pockets of the general asses.
The protest started from Gandhi Nagar’s Gole Market and culminated in front of Gurudwara Sahib in the area.
The protesters were shouting slogans against the authorities and the Members of Parliament, representing the Jammu region in the Lok Sabha for their failure to represent the aspirations of the people.
While passing through the area from Gole Market to Gurudwara in Gandhi Nagar, were carrying placards with slogans against the smart meters that are being installed despite strong opposition of the people in Jammu.
“The authorities have tried to impose the unilateral decision even after knowing that the number of complaints against them has inflated electricity bills. However, the authorities are adamant to impose the smart meters against the will of the consumers,” said protester Pavneet Kour while condemning the move.
She said the authorities have taken a non-serious approach towards the concerns of the people, and this has given rise to the feeling of alienation, and an attempt was made to crush the voice of the people who object to the installation of smart meters and pre – paid meters.
Separately, the students of Government Higher Secondary School Kilhotran in Doda staged a protest against the shortage of teaching staff in the school. They also blocked Gowari-Thathri-Doda road and raised slogans against the Education Department and also in support of their demand of deployment of adequate teaching staff in the school.