SRINAGAR: Protests against against the new Food Safety Act in Srinagar turned into a clash with the police in the Maisuma area.

Police claimed that the protestors had blocked roads in the Budshah Chowk commercial area, shouting slogans against the government. The police used a baton charge and tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.

The protestors said that the authorities were complicating the registration of family members for getting rations under the Act by linking the registration with bank accounts, Aadhaar cards and other such formalities.