Srinagar, July 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has expressed concern over stopping of ambulances on highways frequently to allow Indian Army or Amarnath yatra convoys to pass first. Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the authorities’ action as inhuman and unforgivable.
He said from last few days several videos have gone viral on social media and also reported by some electronic media houses that the forces’ personnel are not only stopping civilian traffic but even ambulances ferrying critical patients are not allowed to proceed. He said such dictatorial restriction on public vehicular movement to facilitate forces’ personnel and yatra convoys at the cost of medical emergencies is highly condemnable.
Sehrai said nowhere in the entire world one can find local population and medical emergencies held hostage to the movements of pilgrims other than this unfortunate part of the world. He said such restrictions also affect economy of the territory as many financial and industrial sectors directly linked to this highway. He also condemned the authorities for imposing restrictions in Srinagar and preventing of people from offering Juma congregational prayers in historic Jamia Masjid of Srinagar.
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