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Mehboob Beg opposes ‘highway ban’

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Srinagar April 11; Former Parliamentarian and Senior PDP leader, Dr. Mehboob Beg has come down heavily on the administration for the recent 'highway ban'.

“It is shocking that we are being enslaved and asked to refrain from using our National Highway. I find it hard to draw a parallel to this even if I go back to the times when India was ruled by the British. That was a time when the rights of the people were trampled brazenly and it was no secret that the rulers intended to rob the people of all the basic human rights. We are in 2019 now, this is shocking,” he said in a statement issued today.

He questioned that how does the government and the administration seek to justify that on one hand they have declared Jammu and Kashmir fit for holding parliament elections and on the other hand, under the garb of the deteriorating security scenario, they stop the residents from using their own roads

“This does not only trample the very basic human rights but also effects Kashmir's financial health,” he said.

Dr. Beg further added that BJP's growing clamor for removing Article 370/35-A ia a very dangerous election gimmick, the repercussions of which the BJP itself does not seem to understand.

“How does the relationship between J&K and the rest of India survive in the absence of Article 370,” Beg asked.

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