Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday criticized the state authorities for what he said failing to provide relief and help to the people stranded due to closure of Srinagar-Jammu highly from past six days.
Taking to Twitter, Mirwaiz said: “It is incumbent upon those who have blocked our natural routes to outside world and made us solely dependent on this artificial route (Jammu Srinagar highway) mostly closed in winter due to weather vagaries, to take responsibility of the dire consequences that people of Kashmir have to face and at least provide them with relief and help till they reach home”.
Mirwaiz said that there is no support in place for the people who are stranded on the highway and have been left to fend for themselves.
“Tens of thousands of Kashmiris are stranded in Jammu for past one week as the Srinagar-Jammu highway is closed and few flights are operating on this sector. People are facing tremendous hardship as their recourses to support themselves are drying up and they are stranded,” he tweeted.
He said that it is incumbent upon the state administration to take responsibility of the “dire consequences” that people of Kashmir have to face and at least provide them with relief and help till they reach home.
He also criticised the state administration for failing to provide accommodation and food to the stranded passengers.
The 270-km long strategic highway remained closed for sixth straight day today for traffic due to landslides and shooting-stones at several places.
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