Communication ban aimed to target economy, IT sector: Mirwaiz

Communication ban aimed to target economy, IT sector: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR, April 27: Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq on Thursday termed the repeated bans on means of communication ridiculous for bringing peace, saying that it is aimed at target our economy especially the IT sector.
In a statement issued here, it termed the ban ridiculous for restoring of peace and felt that such moves by the government are aimed at maintaining the status quo in JK and avoid resolution of the political problem that is at the root of the current turmoil and uncertainty.
Mirwaiz said it is stupid to think that bans and gags will change the conditions in the valley or contain and curtail the people’s resolve to strive for their political aspirations.
He said that such dictatorial measures of the government are aimed at seriously impacting our economy especially the IT sector which employees a huge work force of around 15,000 people, so that people are crippled economically and brought to their knees.
He added that the only way to change the situation on the ground and bring peace and calm to the region is that the powers in India address the Kashmir dispute and take serious measures to resolve it permanently.
Mirwaiz also visited SMHS hospital to see the students who were recently injured with pellets and bullet firing by the govern-ment forces. Mirwaiz also attended the injured student Iqra Bashir of Srinagar, and Amir Mansoor from Damhal Hanjipora Kulgam, who continues to be bed ridden in the hospital after sustaining injuries in 2016.
Consoling the injured students on the occasion, Mirwaiz prayed for their speedy recovery. He denounced the government action against the students condemned the use of brutal force against the students.
He also denounced the arrest of resistance leader Asiya Andrabi, Chairman APHC Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, the action of the government reflects the dictatorial policies of the state being adopted against Kashmiris and their genuine leadership.
It further stated that the social, political and religious activities of the resistance leadership was being repressed using military might, adding, such action does not only reflect frustration but also show the despotic approach of the state.

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