Residents in Karnah in frontier district of Kupwara Wednesday attempted to cross over the Line of Control by cutting the barbed fencing, seeking ration from Pakistan Administrated Kashmir. According to KNS correspondent from Karnah, the residents of Karnah region today held protests against the national Food Security Act. Residents in Amruhi, Sadpora and Teetwal tried to cut the fence and attempted to cross over for food grains. “We want to go to Pakistan because the government by implementing the food law is starving us. Where from will be bring rice and atta for our meals. This is a mountainous area and paddy is not grown here. If our ration is scaled down, we will starve,” the residents said. Asked why they wanted to cut the fence and cross over, the agitated residents said that the local government and the Government in New Delhi led by PM Narendra Modi has cut short their meals. “We don’t think we will survive on the ration that we will get as per the food law. So, we thought that moving to Pakistan will save us,” the residents said. Reports said that sensing trouble, Army in the border region intervened and assured the protesting villagers that they will communicate their grievances to the local authorities. The protests are continuing since Monday in the region against the food law. On Monday the residents had reached the shores of Neelam river and shouted towards people in Chilhan, Hatiya in Muzaffarabad across.
2015 Kashmir Despatch