Delhiites are angry and they are showing it through protests
Instead of resting peacefully on Sunday, angry Delhiites were fighting it out on the streets against the worsening power and water situation in the Capital.delhi Updated: Jun 28, 2009 23:56 IST
Instead of resting peacefully on Sunday, angry Delhiites were fighting it out on the streets against the worsening power and water situation in the Capital.
Till now various offices belonging to power distribution companies have been vandalised and one person was even killed in an incident of ‘water rage’.
The protests for water and electricity turned violent in Sangam Vihar in Southeast Delhi for the second time in four days when a large number of people protested in front of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) office.
Police finally had to use force to disperse the crowd. The protestors damaged four buses and even tried to vandalise the DJB office.
A few people also manhandled a few DJB employees. They were all finally dispersed after police resorted to lathi charge.
Residents claimed at least 12 people were injured in the clash with police. But senior police officers maintained that only two people were injured.
In Lado Sarai in South Delhi, a group of people barged into BSES office and tried to ransack it. They allegedly pelted stones at the office and manhandled a few employees.
The police finally prevented the residents from causing further ruckus. The police also detained around 10 people but they were released later.
Protests were also reported from Vikas Marg on Saturday night.
“Around 12:30 am local residents started burning tyres and raised slogans against both the power company and the DJB on Vikas Marg. We had to use force to disperse the crowd,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
On Saturday, protestors had targeted a power company office in Laxmi Nagar while Delhi Finance Minister AK Walia had to face the ire of people as a large crowd gathered near his house in Preet Vihar to protest against power cut.
After a 30-year-old man in Tehkhand Village near Okhla in Southeast Delhi was killed in an incident of 'water rage' on Friday, the area witnessed fresh protest against lack of proper water supply on Sunday.