Gateway to Downtown a ‘cosmetic measure’, won’t fulfill anything: Mirwaiz


Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday touted the newly constructed gateway to the Downtown Srinagar as a ‘cosmetic measure’.

The newly constructed gateway to downtown Srinagar named Bab-ul-Iqbal. Kl Image by Mihir Patilhande

Mirwaiz said residents of downtown for years had to face the  “harassment” at the hands of authorities and attracting people through gateway will not yield anything.

The newly constructed gateway to downtown Srinagar named Bab-ul-Iqbal near Baba Dawoodi Khaki bridge.

Taking to the micro-blogging social networking site, Twitter, Mirwaiz said that“Attracting people to downtown by building some gateway, while for decades resorting to revengeful and dictatorial measures of repeatedly subjecting its residents to curfews, restrictions, harassment and what not! cosmetic measures without addressing the basic issue will not yield much.”


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