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Leaving Kashmiris dependent on Sgr-Jammu highway Delhi’s well-conceived plan : Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Air travel fair from Sgr-Jammu equal to one way travel to New York

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Srinagar , 08 Feb 2019

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday expressed grief and sorrow at the loss of life in the recent heavy snowfall and avalanches across the valley and  extended condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families.According to KNO, addressing the Friday congregation at Jama Masjid Srinagar, Mirwaiz said that with anguish  and concern we have been witnessing the total apathy and callousness of the authorities towards the people of Kashmir living in  city, towns, villages and most of all in remote  villages, struggling with the fall out of adverse weather conditions for the last two months without any respite.Mirwaiz said somehow we are surviving the lack of electricity and  water, the basic necessities of life in today’s life. Leave alone facilities, no emergency provisions are in place. The recently reported incident of a pregnant woman losing her child  and her life and the family struggling to take her body home because of blocked roads is heart-rending.The highways remain blocked, particularly the Jammu Srinagar highway.  Thousands of men, women and children are stranded, left to fend for themselves without basic amenities or provisions of food, medicines, accommodation. As all other traditional  /natural connectivity routes to outside world are  closed by authorities, when this route gets blocked in winter months due to bad weather each year, people are left to fend for  themselves facing a crisis and shortage of supplies which could be avoided by opening up the traditional routes.

We demand that all traditional routes should be opened immediately to facilities supply of essentials and travel, Mirwaiz said.Mirwaiz said overpricing of air tickets, is another  issue that people and there is no one to look into this is ironical that Srinagar to Jammu tickets are costing a staggering 40,000 which is less than one-way fare to New  York.With no plan or concern to ameliorate the difficulties and sufferings of people the only activity that the authoritarian state is proactive in are the CASO’s ( Cordon and Search  Operations) meant to kill, maim, terrorize and destroy people. Mirwaiz strongly denounced the launching of CASO operation in Bandipora this morning.Mirwaiz said I appeal to the  humanitarian agencies and people concerned with human suffering to support and assist those who are undergoing immense difficulties due to harshest weather conditions and  total apathy of the state.Mirwaiz said that the People of Kashmir have a tradition and culture to help each other in difficult times,  as we saw during the floods. Once again I ask  them for help and support particularly for those in these dense and dire circumstances.(KNO)


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