Kashmir highway order aimed at causing distress, punishing people: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday termed the of closing down of Kashmir highway for two days in a week as “dictatorial” asking the government to withdraw it.

Mirwaiz said that the order is aimed at punishing people and it will cause great distress.

“Another anti-people dictatorial move of the government to close the national highway for two days which will cause great distress to people. Government should withdraw this diktat and stop punishing people of Kashmir,” Mirwaiz said in a tweet.

On Wednesday the government announced that there shall be no movement of civilian traffic on the highway from Udhampur in Jammu till Baramulla in north Kashmir for two days (Sunday and Wednesday) every week to facilitate movement of forces for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

The order has invited sharp criticism from all the mainstream political parties of Kashmir.

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