The youth wing of the National Conference on Wednesday held a massive anti-government protest here, demanding revocation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Hundreds of protestors, led by the party's youth president Salman Sagar started a march from Nawa-e-Subh Complex – NC headquarter – here.
The protestors were holding banners and placards, filled with anti-government slogans and demands for revocation of the NFSA. Their other demands included punishment to those involved in killing of NC member in Rajouri, and a scheduled power supply to people.
The protestors were scheduled to march towards the Lal Chowk but courted arrest after a police party near Kothibagh police station stalled the march.
They burned effigy of CM Mufti as a mark of resentment and protest, claiming that the present regime had failed on every front and people were sufferers of its failure.
Earlier, taking to media persons, Salman Sagar said that PDP-BJP government has failed on every front. "NFSA has added miseries to the people. People are dying of hunger and government is hell bent upon to do it (go ahead with the implementation of the Act)," he said.
He added that Mufti-led government is even paying no need to public woes. "Thousands of people across the Valley have protested against the (NFSA) Act. The government has no concern even for those who are dying of hunger," he said.
He said that reassurances from the government that National Food Security Act (NFSA) is "for the benefit of public at large" have no takers as people in Srinagar and other districts continued protests against the controversial law and are demanding its immediate revocation.