Protests continue against NFSA, massive traffic jam on Bemina bypass


Srinagar: Protests erupted today on the second consecutive day in parts of Srinagar against the implementation of National Food Security Act with protesters calling for its immediate revocation.

Reports said that the protesters, mostly women blocked the movement of traffic near Bemina crossing to press for their demands.

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As a result, massive traffic jam was witnessed on the stretch of highway from Parimpora to Tengpora.

The protesters shouting slogans against the government alleged they are denied their ration “in the name of National Food Security Act”.

“We don’t need this act. Under this act, they are providing us few kilos of rice which are not sufficient for us,” said a protester.

“Earlier, we were provided 35 kilos of rice per month. Now they will provide us two kilos. Does that sound justice to us,” asked another protester.

Similar protests were reportedly held in Kohnakhun area of Dalgate as well.

Protests had erupted in various localities of Srinagar, inclduing Habba Kadal, Tankipora, Shaheed Gunj, among others, yesterday with protesters alleging that the government is forcing them to die of hunger.