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Hurriyat-G condemns ‘highway ban’

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Srinagar: July 04:  Hurriyat-G on Thursday condemned, what it called as, the ‘autocratic order’ of the government to restrict the civilian movement on the Srinagar–Jammu highway to facilitate the Amarnath pilgrims travel.

Hurriyat-G in a statement issued said that “this is not only ridiculous, humiliating, undemocratic, immoral, but negates government’s own statements that Kashmiri Muslims are supportive and helpful in making the yatra a success.” The statement reads that “how strange and illogical is it, that those helping Yatries, wholeheartedly instead of encouraging and rewarding them, they are strangulated and made to suffer by blocking their vehicular movement.”

“The roads are means of connectivity and are not only used in normal life, but are of prime importance in some desperate and emergency situations. Curtailing and banning such a basic and fundamental lifeline, amounts to gross and unforgivable crime against helpless population,” it said.

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