Boat Colony Residents Protest Against ‘Controversial’ NFSA

Riyaz Bhat

SRINAGAR

KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Residents, mainly women, of boat colony Bemina Saturday protested against the “controversial” National Food Security Act (NFSA) demanding immediate revocation of the act.

Singing Kashmiri traditional folk the protesting women said, “We are not like the people of other states who can survive on Dal and Roti, we consume rice and if the authorities will provide a few Kilograms of rice, how can we survive.”

Under NFSA, the authorities have announced 7 kg’s of rice per person.

They alleged that the officials of the Police Department, Anganwadi department and the nearby school take Ration which is not their right as these departments get a separate supply from the government. “This is directly affecting our ration supply,” they said.

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