The JKPCC has demanded immediate revocation of a ban on movement of civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, describing the order as “undemocratic and anti-people”.
The demand was raised by JKPCC president Gulam Ahmed Mir while addressing election rallies at Achabal in Shangus and Kokernag in Anantnag district.
“We demand immediate revocation of a ban on civilian traffic on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway. The ban is undemocratic and anti-people,” he said.
Mir claimed that the prohibition order imposed on civilian movement on the highway twice in a week has caused huge inconveniences and created restlessness among the people and therefore, the order needs to be revoked forthwith to ensure people do not suffer.
He alleged that the prohibition order is not in the interest of people, besides it will badly affect the business community both in Jammu and Kashmir regions.
Other political parties too slammed the move. Former CM and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has stated that she would be approaching the court against the order of the government and she also urged the civilians in the valley to defy the order over the ban on the movement of common man.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted the ban as mindless
Driving to Uri I’m getting to see first hand the extent of disruption & inconvenience that is being caused to people because of the mindless highway closure order that is in place today.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 7, 2019