KL NEWS NETWORK
Senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz Wednesday welcomed Mirwaiz Umer Farooq’s quest for an alternative form of ‘Protests for Hartals’ (Strikes) for which calls are given from time to time.
“There is no doubt that hartals cause lot of stress on society, both socially and economically and, sometimes, youth get provoked to take resort to stone pelting which invites unbearable reaction resulting in great harm. The hartals also cause disruption to the system of education,” Soz said in a statement.
It also reads that the call given by Mirwaiz is timely and naturally it should fetch a positive response from all sections of society.
Soz said that all the stakeholders including the government must try to promote a system in which youth will not feel ‘suffocated’.
“If they have anger in their minds, they should be allowed to express it democratically and, of course, non-violently,” adds the statement.