Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Engineer Power Development Department (PDD) regarding unscheduled and irregular power cuts, Kashmir News Service (KNS) reported.
SHRC chairperson, Justice Bilal Nazki admitted a complaint regarding unscheduled and irregular power cuts during winter in Kashmir valley and issued notice to Chief Engineer PDD Kashmir, Hashmat Qazi for filing his report within a week on a complaint.
Qazi has also been directed to specify as to why power cuts are effected even without notice.
Earlier, the commission had received a complaint, which reads that as the chilly winter season has begun to start with the recent snowfall, the only power supply agency in JK i.e, Power Development Department has started unscheduled and irregular power cuts in metered and non-metered areas in whole of the Kashmir Valley as the result of which people at large, particularly students are facing immense hardships in cold days and nights.
(with inputs from KNS)