By News Desk
Police in Jammu and Kashmir detained several youth leaders of Opposition National Conference (NC) in Srinagar during an anti-government march.
The march, which began at Nawa-e-Subh headquarters of NC, culminated near Kothibagh police station after several leaders were detained by police.
The march was organised to protest against the National Food Security Act (NFSA) which has seen people in the valley, especially in capital Srinagar, hit the roads in protest.
Demanding revocation of the act, the protesters shouted slogans against the PDP-BJP government, claiming that the act will force people to starvation.
They also set afire an effigy of Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed who they said was taking orders from Nagpur (RSS headquarters).
The march was led by Salman Sagar, the president of the youth wing of the party.
He was detained along with several leaders, including Vice President Imran Nabi and Provincial president Mudasir Shahmiri.
“Thousands of people across the Valley have protested against the (NFSA) Act. The government has no concern even for those who are dying of hunger,” Salman Sagar told media persons before his detention.