Upping the ante against the PDP-BJP led government, the opposition National Conference on Wednesday took to streets demanding revocation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) and disbanding of Village Defence Committees
The youth wing of the National Conference led by its president, Salman Sagar, led a march from party headquarters and marched towards Lal Chowk.
Holding banners and placards, they raised slogans against the government. As the protestors reached near Kothibagh police station, they were intercepted by police. Several leaders of the NC's youth wing including Salman Sagar, Ahsan Pardesi, Mudasir Shahmiri, Imran Nabi and Advocate Marouf Khan were detained.
Earlier taking to journalists, Salman Sagar said "that PDP-BJP government has failed on every front." "NFSA has added to the miseries of the people. People are dying of hunger and government is hell bent upon to go ahead with its implementation," he said.
"Reassurance from the Government that NFSA is for the benefit of public at large have no takers as people in Srinagar and other districts continue to demand revocation of the anti-people act," Salman said.
Ahsan Pardesi demanded ration distribution according to 2011 census." NC had left no stone unturned to highlight this demand. We have always represented the aspirations and grievances of the people and we will continue to strive for their best interests. The political interests and rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be compromised with," he said.
Salman also demanded judicial probe into disappearance of three persons in Kupwara, disbanding of VDCs and resented unscheduled power cuts. "Unscheduled power cuts have now become routine. Government has created power crisis," he said.
Earlier, the NC activists burnt an effigy of Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.