Protests against NFSA refuse to die down; Habbakadal shuts down

Srinagar: Once again, protests erupted in Old Srinagar on Wednesday against the implementation of National Food Security Food Act (NFSA).

Habbakadal NFSA Protests

Reports reaching here said that local residents came out on roads today shouting anti-government slogans. The shopkeepers downed their shutters.

“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 in lum sum.

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

Reports reaching from city outskirts said that the local CAPD distributor is giving only four kgs of rice per soul.

“We are being given only four kgs of rice and we have been retired of the arrogant behaviour of the ration deport runner,” residents of Nowpora, Gund Hassi Bhat said.

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