Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in the Kishtwar district when a minibus carrying passengers fell into the Chenab river.
Praying for their heavenly abode, the Hurriyat leader in a statement voiced anguish on the “criminal negligence” committed by the authorities for the disproportionate development of Kishtwar, Doda and the whole Chenab valley.
The Hurriyat chairman condemned the discrimination adopted by the authorities towards the Chenab region, and said, “Area might not have any military significance, and therefore the highway running through this mountainous region have been left in the lurch to become open graves for the passengers of this area.”
“Statistics regarding the accidents on this dilapidated highway present a dismal picture as compared to other militarily important roads running through the sky high mountains,” he said.
The Hurriyat leader saluted the steadfastness of pro-freedom people of Chenab valley- saying “they are facing the ‘economic vengeance’ as a political tool to suppress the resistance sentiments”.