Srinagar: Protest demonstrations on Wednesday continued to rock Srinagar city and other major towns of the Valley over the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Protests were held at Dalgate area of Srinagar city and in Magam and Beerwah areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. People, mostly women, blocked the road in Dalgate and other two areas of Budgam district, demanding immediate revocation of the Act. “This Act will force people to buy ration from markets at higher rates. It would lead to inflation, and 3kg ration for a family member is not enough,” a protester told Kashmir Reader.
The protesters said they were earlier provided 35 kilograms of rice per month. “There are poor people who need sufficient amount of food grains for a month to survive. 35 Kg of rice was not even sufficient, somehow they managed it. We demand the revocation of this Act,” said another protester.
Protesters, amid anti-government slogans, warned that if the proposed bill was implemented in the state, they would start an agitation against the government.