Highway closure: Geelani condemns

Highway closure: Geelani condemns
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Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday condemned the government’s decision of banning the civilian vehicular movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway for two days in a week.
In a statement, Geelani said: “After creating graveyards in length and breadth of the state, rulers in Delhi very brazenly try to strangulate the common people, which can have catastrophic ramifications.”
“Jammu and Kashmir is not their (governments) property and its people are not their slaves and whenever and whatever they want they will be free to do so,” he said.
He further said that roads are means of connectivity and are not only used in normal life, but are of prime importance in some desperate and emergency situations. “Curtailing and banning such a basic and fundamental lifeline, amounts to gross and unforgivable crime against helpless population,” he said.
The pro-freedom leader said that it is better that they close all educational institutions, healthcare system, offices, universities and seal the residences, so that only their forces can roam around.
“How unfortunate and ironic is this that a permanent resident of this state need to take the permission from the outsider to use its own land. Caging the entire population in their houses to facilitate the smooth and uninterrupted forces movement is not only shameful, but is gross and humiliating violation of one’s basic and fundamental rights,” he added.
Geelani appealed to human rights bodies to come forward to rescue Kashmiris.