Highway closure: Mirwaiz asks administration to provide relief to stranded passengers

Srinagar:Β Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday lashed out at the administration for failing to provide relief to hundreds of Kashmiris who remain stranded on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway due to the closure of the road.

β€œTens of thousands of Kashmiri’s are stranded in Jammu for past one week as the Srinagar-Jammu highway is closed and few flights are operating on this sector. People are facing tremendous hardship as their resources to support themselves are drying up and they are stranded.” Mirwaiz said in a tweet.

Mirwaiz said that the administration should take responsibility and provide relief to the people till they reach their homes.

β€œNo additional flights or accommodation and food till they reach home is provided. It is incumbent upon those who have blocked our natural routes to outside world and made us solely dependent on this artificial route (Jammu -Srinagar Highway) mostly closed in winter due to weather vagaries, to take responsibility of the dire consequences that people of Kashmir have to face and at least provide them with relief and help till they reach home,” Mirwaiz tweeted.

The Srinagar-Jammu hoghway remained shut for vehicular traffic on Monday for the sixth consecutive day today due to landslides at some places.


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