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Stopping ambulances, school buses during convoy movement irks residents, causes outcry

March 15, 2019 | BK DESK/SRINAGAR

Due to the ongoing security measures adopted by the security forces following the Pulwama attack, wherein civilian traffic is brought to a halt during the convoy movement of the forces on highways across the valley – the move has resulted in a public outcry.
Reports said that a massive public outcry is witnessed across Kashmir as forces stop the ambulances and school buses during the convoy movement in the Valley.
Eye-witnesses said that on the Srinagar Jammu and Srinagar and Baramulla highways, school buses and ambulances besides civilian vehicles are halted for the smooth passage of convoy movement.
In congested Srinagar city, the issue has resulted in a major controversy with the videos of scuffles between the drivers of school buses, ambulances and commuters entering into the verbal dual with the forces personnel deployed for the convoy protection. The videos are going viral on various social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter.
In one of the videos, the driver of an ambulance is seen requesting the forces personnel to allow him to proceed as he was ferrying a patient from South Kashmir and that he should reach SMHS hospital. However, he is not allowed to proceed further as forces personnel ask him to wait for 15 minutes till the convoy passes off from the area.
Another local is seen requesting the forces personnel to allow his vehicle to move ahead as he had to drop his children at school and he was already getting late. But he too is not being allowed to go ahead with the result many locals are now questioning the convoy plan of the forces.
Arshid Rasool, a resident of Srinagar said that at 8 am, CRPF convoy was moving from Boulevard to Rajbagh and near Radio Kashmir, TRC crossing, Dalgate, the civilian traffic was stopped simultaneously for around 20 minutes.
“The commuters got irritated and started to blow their horns that sent the message to the CRPF men deployed for convoy protection that the people were getting irritated,” said Rasool, who was travelling from old city Srinagar to Rajbagh where he works in a private office.
Ever since the deadly attack on the CRPF convoy at Lethpora, Pulwama that left 40 CRPF men dead and dozens of others injured, the security agencies worked out a “secure convoy plan” to ensure no civilian vehicle is allowed to move alongside the force's vehicles.
In the Lethpora attack, the suicide attacker Adil Dar of Jaish-e-Muhammad rammed his vehicle laden with the explosives, into the CRPF convoy resulting the massive damage to the CRPF vehicle ferrying 40 personnel, all of whom died on the spot.
A CRPF official said that they will sit again with the officials of police, army and the CRPF to fine-tune the convoy movement plan and ensure that essential services vehicles including ambulances and school buses are allowed to proceed along with the convoy vehicles so that patients reach hospital and students to schools on time. “We understand the issue and will address it accordingly,” the official said.

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Stopping ambulances, school buses during convoy movement irks residents, causes outcry

March 15, 2019 | BK DESK/SRINAGAR

Due to the ongoing security measures adopted by the security forces following the Pulwama attack, wherein civilian traffic is brought to a halt during the convoy movement of the forces on highways across the valley – the move has resulted in a public outcry.
Reports said that a massive public outcry is witnessed across Kashmir as forces stop the ambulances and school buses during the convoy movement in the Valley.
Eye-witnesses said that on the Srinagar Jammu and Srinagar and Baramulla highways, school buses and ambulances besides civilian vehicles are halted for the smooth passage of convoy movement.
In congested Srinagar city, the issue has resulted in a major controversy with the videos of scuffles between the drivers of school buses, ambulances and commuters entering into the verbal dual with the forces personnel deployed for the convoy protection. The videos are going viral on various social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter.
In one of the videos, the driver of an ambulance is seen requesting the forces personnel to allow him to proceed as he was ferrying a patient from South Kashmir and that he should reach SMHS hospital. However, he is not allowed to proceed further as forces personnel ask him to wait for 15 minutes till the convoy passes off from the area.
Another local is seen requesting the forces personnel to allow his vehicle to move ahead as he had to drop his children at school and he was already getting late. But he too is not being allowed to go ahead with the result many locals are now questioning the convoy plan of the forces.
Arshid Rasool, a resident of Srinagar said that at 8 am, CRPF convoy was moving from Boulevard to Rajbagh and near Radio Kashmir, TRC crossing, Dalgate, the civilian traffic was stopped simultaneously for around 20 minutes.
“The commuters got irritated and started to blow their horns that sent the message to the CRPF men deployed for convoy protection that the people were getting irritated,” said Rasool, who was travelling from old city Srinagar to Rajbagh where he works in a private office.
Ever since the deadly attack on the CRPF convoy at Lethpora, Pulwama that left 40 CRPF men dead and dozens of others injured, the security agencies worked out a “secure convoy plan” to ensure no civilian vehicle is allowed to move alongside the force's vehicles.
In the Lethpora attack, the suicide attacker Adil Dar of Jaish-e-Muhammad rammed his vehicle laden with the explosives, into the CRPF convoy resulting the massive damage to the CRPF vehicle ferrying 40 personnel, all of whom died on the spot.
A CRPF official said that they will sit again with the officials of police, army and the CRPF to fine-tune the convoy movement plan and ensure that essential services vehicles including ambulances and school buses are allowed to proceed along with the convoy vehicles so that patients reach hospital and students to schools on time. “We understand the issue and will address it accordingly,” the official said.


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Legal Advisor: M.J. Hubi
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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
RNI No.: JKENG/2010/33802
Office No’s: 0194-2451076, 9622924716 , 9419400056
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