PIL filed for free movement on Mughal Road, hearing on July 6

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Rajouri, June 1: The High Court has accepted a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by two lawyers of Poonch in which demand for free movement of people on Mughal Road by removing all kinds of restrictions has been put forth.

The PIL has been filed before the court by two lawyers of Poonch and was argued in the court on Monday by counsel Muzaffar Iqbal Khan.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, Khan said that in this PIL they argued before the court that when no other roads across the country were facing any kind of restriction why were people on the Mughal Road.

"We put before the court the plight of people who are not allowed to travel on road which was built for them," he said adding that the court was also appraised about the hardships faced by people of Rajouri and Poonch who had to visit Kashmir for medical treatment.

"When this road was not to be opened why did the government spend crores of rupees on snow clearance operation," Khan said.

He said that taking this PIL into consideration, the court had fixed July 6 as the next date of argument and hearing.

"We are very hopeful that the court will consider our plea and issue directions as desired by the people of Rajouri and Poonch," he said.

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