Federation of University Teachers Associations of Kashmir (FUTAK) an amalgam of the teachers’ associations of the University of Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir, IUST and SKAUST Kashmir has 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 gross inconvenience caused to a vast section of the local as well as a non-local population on account of these restrictions. As per the spokesman of the Federation horticulture, agriculture, education, health, trade and industrial sectors are taking a big hit and suffering huge losses as a result of these restrictions.
Further, the spokesman has stated that 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.
FUTAK, therefore, demands the present state government to revoke these restrictions forthwith and allow hassle-free movement of civilian vehicles all across J&K state throughout the year.