Hundreds of Youth Congress workers on Wednesday assembled in Pul-Doda to protest against the authorities of the Pakkal-Dul hydropower project for not providing jobs to youth of the Chenab region.
The protesting Youth Congress workers were, however, stopped from blocking the Jammu-Kishtwar national highway in Pul-Doda.
Block President Youth Congress, Satish Kotwal said that youth of Doda are protesting against administration for long in favour of their demands to provide jobs but nothing has been done in this regard.
Waseem Raja, a Youth Congress leader of Doda, said: “We wanted to hold a protest on the highway against the authorities for not recruiting local youth in the Pakkal-Dul hydropower project.
The local youth of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts should be given the first preference in recruitment.” SHO, Doda, Sunil Sharma said: “We did not arrest any protester, but foiled their attempt to block the Jammu-Doda-Kishtwar highway at Pul-Doda.”