Kupwara: Residents of Tangdhar, an area close to the Line of Control, tried to march towards the Line in protest against the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA), which many consumers feel has curtailed their monthly supply of ration.
The protesters were, however, stopped by police and army from marching ahead near Chambkot. The protesters were demanding rollback of the Act and asked authorities to distribute ration according to the previous system.
Additional deputy commissioner of Kupwara was present at the spot to take stock of the situation. Reports said that people in various areas didn’t allow the CAPD officials to distribute ration under the new Act.
The recently-implemented NFSA has triggered protests in various areas of the Valley with people demanding adequate provision of the ration and rollback of the new law. Such protests have also been held in various areas of Kupwara district.
Two days ago, people living in some areas close to the Line of Control displayed placards with messages appealing Pakistan administered Kashmir for ration.
They were also shouting slogans towards the other side of Kashmir, seeking food grains. The protesters rued that it was not possible for them to sustain on mere 5kg of rice per month.