By GOWHAR MAQBOOL
HAJIN: The residents of Hajin on Thursday staged a protest against the recently implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state and threatened to set ration depots on fire if the Act was not revoked.
The protesters including women assembled at the main chowk and blocked the Hajin-Srinagar road for hours, demanding rollback of the Act.
Terming the Act as ‘anti-public’, the protesters said they will continue to protest against the Act till its revocation. “The authorities are deliberately pushing the consumers to walls by implementing such kind of laws,” they said.
“We oppose such decision as five kgs of rice is not enough for us. The government is putting our lives in trouble by implementing this kind of law in the state,” said Ghulam Mohammad, a local.
The protesters also threatened to set their ration depots on fire and in case the government fails to revoke the Act soon.