Mirpur: Police thrashed the participants of a march protesting against worsening power crisis in Azad Kashmir’s Mirpur on Monday. The people of Mirpur observed complete strike and kept business centers closed against the unannounced and prolonged load shedding. Police resorted to baton charge against the protesters injuring scores of people tormented by 20 hours power shut down daily. Meanwhile WAPDA after the protest declared Mirpur exempted from the power load shedding. The notification has also been issued in this effect. Thousands of protesters staged march towards Mangla Power house against unannounced and prolonged load shedding in Mirpur. The police stopped the protesters four kilometers away from the Mangla Power house and started baton charge; meanwhile the protesters also pelted stones on the police personnel. Many police personnel and protesters were injured in the result of the clash. Later on WAPDA declared Mirpur exempted from the power load shedding.
Reported by SANA