Anti-NFSA protest brings traffic to halt for hours

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Srinagar: Traffic came to standstill for hours together in Bemina locality of Srinagar city on Monday after scores of inhabitants hit to roads against the implementation of ‘contentious’ National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Jammu and Kashmir. The protesters mostly women blocked the traffic as a result commuters faced a lot of inconvenience.

The protesters were demanding immediate roll back of food act which according to them is anti-people. “Ration quota should be increased to 15kgs per head,” the protesters said

Eyewitnesses told CNS that scores of vehicles got stranded on theQamarwari-Batamaloo, Tengpora Bypass-Qamarwai and Bemina crossing-Qamarwari roads. The protesters even didn’t allow two wheelers to pass through the blocked road. After four hours of protest, police intervened and assured protesters that they will take up the matter with the higher ups. (CNS)

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