Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Wednesday condemned the levying of toll tax at newly established toll plaza in south Kashmir Sangam and said that “this move is yet another economical suppression aimed to choke and cripple Kashmiris”.
In a statement, Sehrai said: “It is an anti-people measure aimed to make the people of Kashmir struggle economically and beg even for travel .Such a move will choke the economy of Kashmir and trigger crisis in the valley.”
Sehrai asked the government to revoke toll tax and allow freedom of travel.
Sehrai while reacting on recently concluded parliamentary elections, said: “We believe that the election is in no way going to have an effect on the political resolutions of Kashmir.”
He said the Kashmir issue has a historical legacy and it has to be resolved politically. “Threats, intimidation and coercion can’t change the reality. GoI have to face this reality now.”
“GoI must shun its rigid stand in order to resolve this dispute peacefully,” he added.