Boat colony, Gow Kadal residents protest against NFSA


Srinagar: Inhabitants of Boat colony, Bemina Saturday staged protest march against the recently implemented NFSA in the state. The protesters blocked Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway and were demanding its rollback.

The protesters according to the eye-witnesses blocked National Highway for half an hour thereby disrupted the vehicular movement in the area.

Witnesses said that the protesters were chanting slogans like ‘we want justice’.

The protesters appealed government to take necessary steps in this regard to redress the genuine grievances of people. “We are rice eaters and just 2 kgs of enhancement in ration won’t help us. Government should look into the matter immediately so that the people will be benefited,” they said.

Duty Officer of Bemina, Majid Ahamd told KNS that the people marched from Boat colony to National Highway and blocked it for half an hour. “The protesters after staging protest dispersed peacefully,” he said. 

Meanwhile, inhabitants of Gow Kadal Saturday staged protest against National Food Security Act (NFSA) and were demanding rollback of the law.

The inhabitants blocked the main road of the area leading to the commercial hub Lal Chowk and were chanting slogans against administration.

While talking to KNS, inhabitants said that enhancement in the ration quota from 5 kg to 7 kg’s won’t help the rice eaters. “Government should provide the ration quota as per previous order (35kg’s),” Zubair Ahmad, a local told KNS.

He said that until and unless the government won’t rollback the recently implemented NFSA in the state, they won’t stop protesting over it. “We are being forced to take to streets as the administration leaves us to face tremendous hardships with implemented black laws in Kashmir,” he said.

The protests later dispersed peacefully. (KNS)


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