The Kashmir Economic Alliance, Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Khan Sunday condemned the curbs on people in Kashmir.
In a statement, Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, said "New Delhi and the PDP led state government failed to display any secular or humanitarian face even during the Eid Ul Azha."
"On the day when Muslims otherwise celebrate the day and offer sacrifice of animals, Kashmir was put under worst ever curfew. While broadband, which was the last hope for internet connectivity was banned to keep outside world unaware of the atrocities being unleashed on the helpless people. This was done with a design by the government, whereas many ministers and other VIPs in this government preferred to celebrate Eid outside Kashmir," Khan said.
Condemning the arrest of JKCCS program coordinator Khurram Parvez, Khan said "the government has crossed all limits of atrocities that now even those raising voice against rights abuse are being gagged."
"The frequent ban on broadband in Kashmir is a conspiracy to benefit a business lobby in Jammu at the cost of Kashmir. When internet is banned in Kashmir our people get dependant on Jammu even to get emails checked or to book a ticket or appointment with a doctor. The internet ban in Kashmir gives windfall to Jammu and this is their plot to deprive Kashmir of any business," Khan said.
Meanwhile, the KEA hailed senior politician Tariq Hameed Karra for quitting the PDP and the seat in the Parliament in protest against civilian killings in Kashmir.
"Taking such a step needs courage, while he has shown it. This historic resignation is genesis of a new rebellion." Khan added.