REKONG PEO: Kinnauris have decided to sit on a chain hunger strike to protest the construction of 1,000 MW Karcham-Wangtoo hydro project being executed by a private company. On Sunday, hundreds of people demonstrated against the execution of the project at the site, alleging that their rights were being overlooked.
According to eyewitnesses the situation became so tense that the company had to ask its workers to stop construction work. A large number of policemen have also been deployed at the project site to avert any untoward incident. It may be remembered that villagers had been protesting against the project for the last one year and recently a local deity had also intervened in the matter in favour of the villagers. The agitators said that their struggle would continue indefinitely until their demands were met.