Old City, Trehgam Erupt with Anti-NFSA Protests

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Anti-NFSA protest in Old Srinagar.
Anti-NFSA protest in Old Srinagar.

Parts of old city Wednesday protested against the recently implemented NFSA with the protestors demanding withdrawal of the order immediately.

Since early morning, protestors blocked the main road at Ranger Stop in Naqshband Sahib area of old city demanding amendments to the Law. They raised slogans like “Zulm Band Karo” and “Governor ki Gunda Gardi Nahin Chali Gi”.

“The governor wants to starve Kashmiris by such inhuman laws. We eat rice and it is our staple food,” the protestors alleged.

The locals alleged that they are being provided only 3 kg Rice and 2 kg Atta per head at the ration store “which is unacceptable.”

People protest against NFSA in Trehgam.
People protest against NFSA in Trehgam.

Meanwhile, Trehgam village in Kupwara also protested the implementation of food act.

Scores of villagers assembled in the main Chowk and chanted anti-establishment slogans. They demanded revocation of the act.

There is already a public outcry against the controversial bill as separatists, religious groups and the opposition National Conference has sought its revocation.

However government is adamant to continue with the act as concerned department has done all the required work for implementation of the National Food Security Act.

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