FUTAK asks govt to revoke highway restrictions

FUTAK asks govt to revoke highway restrictions

Srinagar: The Federation of University Teachers Associations of Kashmir (FUTAK) – an amalgam of the teacher’s associations of the University of Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir, IUST and SKAUST-Kashmir – on Sunday called for the revocation of restrictions on the movement of civilian vehicles in the wake of ongoing Amarnath yatra.
A spokesperson of the Federation in a joint press statement has expressed concerns on the inconvenience caused to a vast section of the local as well as the non-local population on account of these restrictions.
“Horticulture, agriculture, education, health, trade and industrial sectors are taking a big hit and suffering huge losses as a result of these restrictions,” he said.
He said Amarnath yatra has been going on since decades but never before has it caused any such difficulties at this scale in the normal movement of the civilian population on the national highway. “Local populace has always extended its full support and cooperation in its smooth conduct and therefore they should not be made to suffer unnecessarily on this account,” he added.
FUTAK demanded asked the state government to revoke these restrictions and allow hassle-free movement of civilian vehicles on the highway.