Governor's statement on highway ban contradictory: Rasheed

Reacting to Governor Satya Pal Malik’s apology over ban on movement of civilian traffic on highway, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that Governor’s statement was full of contradiction.

In a statement, Er. Rasheed said, “On one hand Governor offers apology for the huge inconvenience caused to masses but in the same breath Governor claims that the decision to ban traffic was taken in the national interest. People have a right to know what purpose and national interest did the ban serve except creating huge trouble to common masses and giving them a sense that they are second class citizens.” “It is unfortunate that putting Kashmiris in trouble one way or the other has become the easiest definition of nationalism. The fact is that New Delhi is using J&K like an experimental laboratory and is doing all mischiefs just to find new ways to suppress voice of Kashmiris,” Rasheed said.