Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq criticised the Government of India for suspending the Cross-LoC trade and said that the government instead of improving people to people contacts between the divided families across LoC, is stopping whoever was achieved during Vajpayee’s time.
Addressing a Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Mirwaiz, who also is the chief cleric, said that such measures are being taken for short term gains and will cost a huge price for the people of Kashmir.
The chief cleric later in a tweet said that the people, again, have peacefully conveyed a clear message about their demands for the resolution of the lingering Kashmir conflict.
“At Jamia, again people have peacefully conveyed a clear message of what they seek and where their priority lies which is resolution of the lingering #KashmirConflict that has consumed generations,inflicted suffering& pain and put the whole region in peril.
“Extremely unfortunate that GOI instead of enhancing people to people contact as families of bothside of LOC stand divided &improving trade &other ties,even whatever little had been achieved since Vajpayee time is being blocked &stopped.Such measures for short term gains come at a huge price for people (SIC).”