KASHMIR NEWS TRUST #KNT
Jammu Kashmir Apni Party Monday held a protest against a host of issues being faced by people including price rise, installation of smart meters, and curtailment in ration quota.
Apni Party workers and several leaders assembled outside the party headquarters at Church Lane Srinagar. Police however didn’t allow them to proceed towards the road and detained some workers and leaders.
The party said that the protest had been planned against the administration’s failure to provide essential commodities to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the police arrested several party leaders and workers including the party’s district president Srinagar, Noor Muhammad Sheikh.
The demonstrators carried placards demanding the availability of rations on the Ghats, uninterrupted power service, and sufficient potable water for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
After police locked the main gate of the party headquarters in an attempt to contain the protesting leaders and workers, the demonstrators persisted with their protest inside the office premises. They raised slogans denouncing the administration’s failure and expressing their discontent. [KNT]