Don’t disrupt traffic, harass commuters along highway: Farooq to SFs

National Conference President and Member Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday said that security forces should avoid disrupting transport on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and stop “harassing” commuters.

“On Saturday when I was travelling towards Pahalgam, I sawsecurity forces at various spots on the Highway were stopping vehicles andharassing drivers and commuters. Forces should stop this and avoid disruptingsmooth transport on the Highway,” Abdullah, after teeing off a golftournament at Pahalgam, told media persons. “Never in the world have I seen people being stopped and harassedon the highways,” said Abdullah.

Pertinently, the government during Parliamentary polls,restricted the civilian movement on the highway for two days a week followingthe Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

Following a review of the security situation in the state,authorities on 27 May lifted the restrictions on the civilian movement on theNational Highway connecting Srinagar to Jammu.

Meanwhile, 80 participants from across the country areparticipating in the golf tournament which was teed off on Sunday by TourismDepartment at famous tourist destination Pahalgam.

Due to inclement weather the tournament could not be teedoff in the morning, and as the weather improved the tournament was teed off inthe afternoon.

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