Srinagar-Jammu highway a road of death and destruction: Er Rasheed

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
March 22, 2017 CITY 418 Views

Awami Ittehad party (AIP) on Tuesday said that India has not been able to construct a durable National Highway from Jammu to Srinagar since last 70 years.
In a statement issued to Brighter Kashmir, Er. Rasheed said “It takes every Indian Prime Minister little to claim J&K as its integral part but the Srinagar Jammu road which has been given the status of so called National High way, has become a road of death and destruction and New Delhi has completely ignored the sufferings of people of state by not developing this road to the status of international standards and the ground requirements.”
Er Rasheed said, “ It is terrible that neither people of J&K are being allowed to use their natural routes, all of whom lead to Pakistan nor is New Delhi showing any interest to develop the Srinagar Jammu Highway within a shortest stipulated time”.
“While New Delhi has strong reservations over construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), for the reason that this historic corridor passes through disputed territory of J&K including Gilgit Baltistan, but needs to be told that people of J&K living on the other side of LOC will be the biggest beneficiaries of CPEC. While a bus service from Mirpur (Azad Kashmir) to Barmingam (UK) is now a matter of months, people of Keran and Gurez have been left at the mercy of ruthless weathers for the want of even ordinary roads,”he said.
Er Rasheed said that New delhi has “least” cared about welfare of people here.
“All these facts prove that New Delhi just wants land of Kashmir and hardly cares whether people get trapped for months on Srinagar National Highway or lose their lives in Karen, Gurez and other far flung places”. “
“New Delhi is looting the resources of J&K through NHPC and other means but in absence of a proper road connectivity Kashmir has become a money making machine for various Airways and this all is the reason that New Delhi wants to see Kashmiris bankrupt, so that it gets easy for it to make economy of J&K totally controlled and dependable on India,”Er Rasheed said.

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