Protest against controversial Food Security Act continues

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Srinagar: Protests erupted in Old Srinagar on Wednesday against the implementation of National Food Security Food Act (NFSA).

Reports said that local residents mostly women came out on roads shouting anti-government slogans. The shopkeepers downed their shutters shortly after the protest.

“Government should roll back this anti-people act,” locals said. “We are on verge of starvation.”

Five kgs of rice are supplied to per souls in valley on monthly basis after NFSA was implemented in valley from February 15. Earlier, CAPD would distribute 35 kgs of rice.

The protesting residents of Habba Kadal burnt down tyres thus blocking the vehicular and pedestrian traffic. (CNS)

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