People of J&K Have Outrightly Rejected Food Act: Dr Farooq Abdullah



Dr-Farooq-AbdullahWhile speaking to various public delegations at his residence in Srinagar, former union minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said the people of J&K had categorically rejected the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and said any law that deprived people of basic ration was not only unjust but also inhumane.

Demanding that the NFSA be put into immediate abeyance in the state, Dr Farooq Abdullah said the government should announce the allocation of 35kg of ration per household as per the 2011 census figures without any further delay.

“People in every nook and corner of the State are up in arms against NFSA and this should serve as an eye-opener for the Government. This Act has brought misery and insecurity for the people of the State and forced them to come out on the streets. All of this was completely avoidable had the previous PDP-BJP Government heeded to the interests of the people,” Dr Farooq Abdullah said.

“At a time when the people of the State, especially those of the Valley are still recuperating from the devastation and destruction caused by the 2014 floods, the NFSA has come as a blow of misery and persecution for the people. Rather than going out of their way to rehabilitate the flood victims, it seems like the Government’s insensitivity knows no bounds. The Governor should immediately put the Act into abeyance.”

Dr Farooq Abdullah also interacted with senior party leaders, office bearers and workers and discussed the current political scenario in the State and asked them to strengthen the party at the grassroots level by inviting an empowering youth.


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