Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday lashed out at the state administration for failing to provide relief and helping tens of hundreds of Kashmiris who are stranded on Srinagar Jammu highway due to weather vagaries.
The Kashmir’s chief said that there is no support in place for the people who are stranded on the highway and have been left to fend for themselves.
Mirwaiz in a tweet said. “Tens of thousands of Kashmiri’s are stranded in Jammu for past one week as the srinagar Jammu highway is closed and few flights are operating on this sector. People are facing tremendous hardship as their recourses to support themselves are drying up and they are stranded.”
Situation at Jammu-Srinagar highway is dire ! pic.twitter.com/JftuPTQezs
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) February 11, 2019
He said that it is incumbent upon the state administration to take responsibility of the “dire consequences” that people of Kashmir have to face and at least provide them with relief and help till they reach home
He also criticised the state administration for failing to provide accommodation and food to the stranded passengers.
“No additional flights or accommodation and food till they reach home is provided. It is incumbent upon those who have blocked our natural routes to outside world and made us solely dependent on this artificial route( Jammu srinagar highway) mostly closed in winter due to weather vagaries, to take responsibility of the dire consequences that people of Kashmir have to face and at least provide them with relief and help till they reach home,” he tweeted.
The Srinagar-Jammu hoghway remained shut for vehicular traffic on Monday for the sixth consecutive day today due to landslides at some places.