Srinagar, April 5: Banning the civilian traffic on national highway for two days a week is “immoral, unnatural, and against the principles” and is based on “ill will”, hence deserves severe condemnation and rejection, said the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) acting chairman Abdul Hameed Butt on Friday.
In a statement issued to GNS, Butt said New Delhi has become habitual of harassing and putting curbs on Kashmiri people.
Such a decision is tantamount to snatching rights of the people, he said.
JKLF leader also condemned the “beating and harassing” of detainees in Srinagar Central Jail.
Terming the ban on civilian traffic on highway as “anti-people”, Butt said: “By the use of such tactics India actually wants to impose a graveyard like silence in Jammu & Kashmir to complete and accomplish its election theatre.”
“This very low level and anti-people decision in terms of economy and other daily routinely social, official, health and educational systems will badly affect the main highly populated cities like Udhampur, Anantnag, Awantipora. Pampore, Srinagar and Baramulla. It will do nothing good but will add to the miseries of the local inhabitants,” he said.
He called for joint resistance against the decision.
He also termed the prisoners as “assets of the freedom movement”