Srinagar, March 01, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, protesters in Baramulla district asked the authorities to open road to Azad Kashmir so that people can get food grains in enough quantity from across the Line of Control. The demand was raised during a protest against the implementation of Food Security Act in the territory by India. Under the Act supply of food items particularly rice to the occupied territory has been reduced significantly.
The joint protest saw participants from all walks of life cutting across religious and political affiliations. A large number of people under the banner of Coordination Committee Baramulla constituted by Traders Federation, Auqaf-e-Islami, Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee, Jamaat-e-Islami and representatives of transporters staged the protest.
People carrying banners and placards marched through different markets of the town before reaching Main Chowk Baramulla. Various leaders of the town spoke on the occasion. They said that implementation of this anti-people legislation had robbed the moral authority off the rulers in Kashmir.
“We are living under the Indian occupation. It is the responsibility of the rulers to provide us bridges, roads, hospitals, schools and other basic facilities. Instead, the rulers are curbing our rights and forcing us to starve. This is not acceptable to us,” Abdul Majeed Dar, a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami said.
“The government can implement this legislation over our corpses. We have rejected it and won’t allow its implementation come what may,” Abdul Rehman Shala, President Auqaf Islami Baramulla said. The protesters said that India must open road to Azad Kashmir if it was unable to supply enough food grains for the residents of occupied Kashmir. “We will ask the government of Azad Kashmir to supply food grains to our part of Kashmir,” they said.
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