PDP Calls For Gradual Easing Of Lockdown

SRINAGAR: The People’s Democratic Party today held a meeting of office bearers from Kashmir province virtually. The meeting was presided over by party President Mehbooba Mufti with senior leaders present.

A statement issued by the party here read,

“Meeting started with a minute of silence followed by messages of condolences and sympathies to those who have lost their loved ones and prayers for the departed.”

“Asserting that traders, industrial units, transport sector, hospitality and service industry, horticulture sector, middle-class and lower sections of society are undergoing unbearable financial pain, Mehbooba Mufti urged the administration to systemically chalk out a plan in coordination with stakeholders and technical experts from health sector to prepare a road map for gradual easing of restrictions and extend financial assistance to these sectors.”

“Lockdown and other SOP’s are precautionary measures. Administration should redirect its efforts on an expeditious vaccination program which is the only lasting solution.  We cannot be under perpetual lockdowns, to prevent deaths and recurring lockdowns mass vaccinations is the only way out,”

“The PDP President also lauded the efforts of doctors, health care professionals, front line workers, Non Governmental Organisations and the society at large for their untiring efforts in mitigating the crisis.”

“Impressing upon the party leadership to ensure party cadre is at the forefront of helping needy in these times of crisis Mehbooba directed the leadership to double down on their efforts to reach out to needy and deserving sections of the society.”

“Regretting the fact that  in the middle of this deadly pandemic the tribal communities from Jammu as well as in in the valley are being  hounded and harassed from their traditional dwellings in the garb of clearing forest encroachments, Mehbooba said this vicious campaign of displacement of natives and indigenous people should be stopped immediately.”

“Pitching for early release of political prisoners Mehbooba also said that in spite of clear Supreme Court orders prisoners and under trials in Jammu and Kashmir unlike other parts of the country are yet to be released.”

“Vice President A R Veeri, General Secretaries G N Lone Hanjura, Dr Mehboob Beg & Nizam ud Din Bhat, Additional General Secretary Agha Syed Mohsin, Senior Leaders Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Aasiya Naqash, Advocate Mohammad Yusuf Bhat, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Anjum Fazli, State Secretaries Ab Hameed Kosheen, Ghulam Mohi ud Din Wani, Advocate Khurshid Iqbal Shah, coordinators, district presidents, additional spokespersons among other attended the meeting.”

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