Congress questions move to declare entire Kashmir as Red Zone
Srinagar: Questioning the move of declaring entire Kashmir as Red Zone, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) today said that only Covid 19 impacted areas subsequently the hot spots were required to be declared as Red & Orange Zones.
The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has questioned the move of declaring entire Kashmir as Red Zone, stating that only Covid 19 impacted areas, subsequently the adjoining areas were required to be declared as Red & Orange Zones.
“This decision has sent a confusing signals among the people in entire Kashmir, making them more apprehensive and restless,” Mir said in a statement issued today.
He said that apparently, the decision was taken in haste, without knowing the complete ground situation and even the current Month of Holy Ramdhan, besides the Agriculture season has not been taken into consideration.
“I would suggest that the Administration should initiate the process of categorization of only infected areas, subsequently their surroundings as Halqa wise, Tehsil Wise and ward wise in Urban Areas, then declare these as Red and Orange on the basis of ground reports. The other safe zones must be declared as Green Zones in order to avoid further chaos and fear among the people, Mir said.
People in Kashmir have already been under strict lockdown since 9 months, declaring entire Kashmir as Red Zone has created more panic and restlessness among them, G.A. Mir added.