Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday rejected the government decision of banning civilian traffic on national highway twice a week and termed it as “highly immoral, unnatural, and against the ethics”.
“This anti-people decision of banning hundreds and thousands of people from Jammu to Baramulla is highly condemnable and is tantamount to severe human rights violation,” said the acting chairman of JKLF Abdul Hameed Butt, according to the statement issued here.
He said that by the use of such tactics, “New Delhi actually want to see and impose a graveyard like silence in the state of Jammu Kashmir to complete and accomplish its election theatre”.
“Directly or indirectly, the livelihood of lakhs of people depend on this highway which will get badly affected. This very low level and anti-people decision in terms of economy, social, official, health and educational systems will badly affect the main highly populated cities like Udhampur, Islamabad, Awantipora, Pampore, Srinagar and Baramulla. It will do nothing good but will add to the miseries of the local inhabitants,” Butt added.
While terming it unacceptable, the JKLF leader further stated that “the people of Jammu Kashmir reject this undemocratic decision that actually is a grave human rights violation”.
Calling for the joint resistance against these decisions, Butt said, “Freedom loving people have in the past fought gallantly anti-Kashmir and anti-Kashmiri policies.”
He appealed people to follow JRL program in letter and spirit.
The acting JKLF chairman also condemned the ill-treatment of detainees in Srinagar Central Jail.