Power outages in power surplus Madhya Pradesh: Protesters raise British flag
Bhopal: Frequent power cuts and lengthy power outages sent farmers in a protest mode and they came out on the road waiving the Union Jack – the British flag – at Matguwan, 15 kilometers from the Chhatarpur district headquarters in Madhya Pradesh, central India on Friday morning.
The Matguwan Police station has registred a case against 5 identified persons and 15 others for disrupting normal life and blocking the movement of vehicles on national highway (NH 86). An officer posted at the Matguwan Police staion told Newsoom24x7 on Saturday morning that till now no one has been arrested in this case.
One of those leading the protest at Para chowki said that they had no option but to resort to protest as they had lodged a series of complaints with the power distribution company, government authorities and even the Chief Minister’s Helpline but there was no response. He justified the raising of Union Jack and said the British Raj was better.
The Police was quick in dispersing the mob and seized the British flags