Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPMP) chairman Dr Shah Faesal on Wednesday said that the decision to close the highway to civilian traffic on every Wednesday and Sunday is extremely shocking.
Taking to social networking site Twitter Shah wrote: “Policies imported from Israel will turn Kashmir into Palestine.”
“The decision to close national highway to civilian traffic on every Wednesday and Sunday is extremely shocking,” wrote Faesal on Twitter.
“@RajnathSingh_in how will the employees attend office? How will patients travel? School children?,” he said.
The former IAS topper was reacting to a government order banning the movement of civilian vehicles on the highway on Sundays and Wednesdays between 4 am and 5 pm to ensure the safe passage of forces’ vehicles.
“To mitigate the inconvenience to the civilians by this move, the government has notified 2 dedicated days in a week i.e, (Sunday & Wednesday) exclusively for movement of forces Convoys and there would be a complete ban on civilian traffic on the highway during these two days from 4 AM to 5 PM. This prohibition would be from Baramulla through Srinagar, Qazigund, Jawahar-Tunnel, Banihal and Ramban till Udhampur,” reads the government order. The restrictions will remain in force till May 31.