Congress calls for revocation of restrictions on traffic movement
Srinagar, Jul 04: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) also expressed serious concern over the suspension of train service between Qazigund and Banihal and restrictions on vehicular movement on the national highway.
The party urged the government to withdraw the order of suspension of vehicular traffic and train service forthwith to ensure that people as well as tourists were not put to hardships due to this decision.
In a statement, JKPCC president G A Mir while welcoming the annual Amarnath Yatra said that people of Kashmir have always been enthusiastic to extend every help to people coming from across the country to perform Amarnath Yatra.
“They whole-heartedly welcome the yatris and will continue to remain an important part of Yatra. The decision to suspend the train service and vehicular traffic on national highway is a bizarre move on part of both state and central governments, which should be revoked to ensure that people, as well as tourists coming to valley, are not put to hardships. They too have the right to enjoy their trip to valley and other parts of the state,” Mir said.
“I understand that the government is duty-bound to ensure safety and security, besides facilitating smooth movement of Yatra, but the suspension of the vehicular movement and train service has not gone down well for the fact that common people here believe that the decision is not people-friendly and that concern has to be addressed in the larger interests,” Mir said.