Srinagar: Thousands of people residing in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday tried to march towards the Line of Control to register their protest against the recently-implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA) and attract the attention of people living on the other side of the divide.
Since the implementation of the controversial Act in the state, people have taken to streets across the length and breadth of Kashmir valley to demand its revocation.
Thousands of protesters who marched towards Teetwal near LoC were stopped by police and paramilitary forces at Chittarkote.
They said that the march was staged to gain the attention of people in Pakistan-administered Kashmir towards their plight.
The protests were held even as the shutdown against the act entered seventh day today with people demanding revocation of the act they believe will “deprive them of the required food grains”.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Dr. Hafeez Masoodi reached Chittarkote and appealed the protestors to call off the protests.
The protestors later dispersed off peacefully after assurances that the issue would be looked into.