Protest against LPG price hike

Women burn firewood and cook food on clay chulhas during the protest in Delhi on Monday.

Women burn firewood and cook food on clay chulhas during the protest in Delhi on Monday.   | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Decision by Centre has left people feeling cheated, says IYC

Women activists from the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) staged a protest outside the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gases, Shastri Bhawan, in the Capital on Monday against the latest LPG price hike by the BJP-led central government.

Women carrying empty cylinders and other kitchen necessities chanted slogans against the price hike of subsidised and non-subsidised LPG cylinders. They cooked food on a clay chulha by burning firewood as a symbol of their protest.

‘Targetting women’

“Four years ago, the BJP formed the government at the Centre with the promise of empowering women... The Narendra Modi-led government has, however, targeted women... This government has been continuously increasing fuel prices, especially of LPG, which has affected women in their domestic responsibilities,” stated the protesters.

They said that the “sudden” price rise comes as a shock, especially as it was so close to the festive season.

“The insensitive decision of the government has left people feeling cheated and tricked by the government,” the Indian Youth Congress said in a statement.

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