Kullu: It was Malana villagers who faced the wreath of the khakhi when protesting against the company building the 100-megawatt Malana II project in the Parvati valley in Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh.
As per reports the scores were injured and 10 people taken into custody when police resorted to lathi charge at Malana village on Sunday.
The company, EPP Ltd had promised the villagers last year to construct roads, irrigation channels, hospital, drinking water facility but allegedly failed to provide funds for any of these for the past one year. The villagers had been protesting against the company for the past week. 30 people were reported to be injured in the lathi charge.
The incident once again has highlighted the long held suspicion that state government is brutally crushing any opposition to the power companies and is acting against it’s very own people to serve the interests of these companies.
The track record of power companies in the state remains dismissal in providing compensation and facilities to the local people.