Hakeem Yaseen, G H Mir urge Governor's admin to airlift stranded passengers

Kamaal, Bakaya ask Government to facilitate their return

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Front Hakeem Yaseen  and president of Democratic Party  (Nationalist) Ghulam Hassan Mir  on Monday urged the Governor S P Malik to airlift the Kashmiri passengers stranded in Jammu and along the highway. 

 In a statement Yaseen said that “Governor’s administration should immediately  press into service  helicopters and Army planes to  evacuate the stranded passengers who are stuck in Jammu and various places along the highway especially near Ramsoo, Marog,  Ramban, Digdool and Chanderkote.”

He said that continuous closure of Srinagar -Jammu highway has led to acute shortage of essential commodities.  “Over 3,000 vehicles are stranded along the highway for the last six days many of which are carrying essential supplies for the landlocked Valley.   Due to the non-availability of essentials a crisis like situation has arisen in Kashmir , "Hakeem Yaseen said.

 President of DP (N) Ghulam Hassan Mir castigated the Governor’s  administration for “failing” to address the situation created by recent snowfall and blockade of the highway . “Government has failed  to facilitate the return of stranded passengers from Jammu to Srinagar. Had there been a responsible Government at place  people would have not faced such problems .It is the personal failure of the Governor and Chief secretary," he added

Meanwhile, a spokesman of National Conference in a statement said that NC additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal and Vijay Bakaya, advisor to NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah met a group of stranded people outside the office of the Divisional Commissioner in Jammu and gave a patient hearing to them. They demanded that stranded passengers should be airlifted forthwith.