Srinagar:In a unique protest against the implementation of the Food Security Act by Indian authorities in the territory, locals of the border area of Keran went closer to the Line of Control (LoC) with platters, seeking ration from residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Men and women of Keran area came out of their homes with empty platters while raising anti-India slogans. The locals assembling in groups started marching towards river Neelum. While reaching the river banks, the locals started shouting towards the other side of Kashmir. The locals from AJK reached the river banks and heard people from Keran seeking ration from them.
“The authorities have denied us the ration. Our children will starve to death. Please help us,” locals of Keran told the AJK residents.
Sensing that the situation is getting out of control, Indian Army swung into action, asking the locals to vacate the river banks.
Sarpanch of the area, Abdul Kabir, told media that people went out of their homes to seek help from the residents of AJK as the authorities here had pushed them towards the wall and had denied them ration under the new food act.