Protest In Srinagar As Prices Of Essential Commodities Soar

Srinagar: Protests were held in the capital Srinagar City on Wednesday against the prolonging mutton crisis, curtailment in ration supplies, rising prices of fuel and other edible commodities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The protesters, an Apni Party statement said belonged to the  Party and was led by Muhammad Ashraf Mir, the party’s provincial president.

The protesters assembled outside the Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs at Shaheed Gunj, Srinagar, and raised slogans against the administration for its failure in mitigating the sufferings of the people.

Apni Party in a statement said that the protesters raised slogans against curtailment in ration supply to the consumers who are being deprived of their quota for not having Aadhar registrations, continuous ration quota curtailments, unending mutton crisis, reduction in Kerosene Oil supplies, frequent electricity cuts, scarcity of drinking water supplies, rise in petrol and LPG prices, and hegemonic attitude of bureaucracy.

The statement said that the Provincial President of the party Mohammad Ashraf Mir addressed age protesters and said that the  Party has decided to hit the streets as the administrative inertia is eating into vitals of the people.

The statement said that the demonstration was aimed at awakening the authoritative bureaucratic regime from its deep slumber. “This regime is acting ostentatiously impervious to the woes of the people. The lingering mutton crises is a simple proof for the inefficiency and miserable failure of those in authority,” Mir remarked.

He said that Apni Party would not shy away from its responsibilities and, if the need arises, will hit the streets again and again against this bureaucratic setup that has brought more miseries in the lives of common people.

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