Srinagar, July 04: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and former legislator Noor Mohammad Sheikh has asked the government not to harass people in the name of security checks- a trend that has become a new norm in Kashmir Valley.
In a statement, Sheikh said that a majority of the areas in Kashmir in view of the Yatra are witnessing unprecedented frisking at public places that is causing severe hardships to people at large.
He said the plethora of check points created in every nook and corner has turned valley into a prison and that the hardships being faced by students, patients and employees are immense and deeply saddening.
Sheikh urged the government not to harass common people in the name of Yatra arrangements as it is the local Muslim population of Kashmir that has been making the pilgrimage successful for centuries. He said this bond of communal harmony needs to be further strengthened and not strangulated in the name of unnecessary frisking.