Our natural routes have been blocked by design, says Sehrai

Srinagar, February 11, 2019 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has said the India’s planning to deprive the people of Kashmir of all their basic necessities of life can be easily drawn from the frequent closure of the unnatural Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said, since 1947 it is a deliberate policy to seal all other natural and traditional routes and choke Kashmiri people and leave them to suffer and make them into submission by making Kashmiris dependent on unnatural route.

“We are deliberately made to strive, as is the case with closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Our natural routes have been blocked, and people need to understand this conspiracy.” He said, “Our resources are being looted and illegally exploited.” Jammu and Kashmir is rich in natural resources, which is a guarantee for our secure future, he added. “But despite being rich in natural resources, occupied Kashmir is being kept under-developed intentionally, and it is the policy of India to make Kashmiris more and more dependent on it.”

He said that India was strengthening its economic position by exploiting natural resources of the occupied territory. Expressing serious concern over the plight of thousands of stranded passengers due to the continuous closure of unnatural highway, Sehrai demanded the rescue of these passengers to their respective destinations. These passengers are stranded on highway and at Jammu without food and shelter.

Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat strongly denounced the continued house arrest of party Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and the arrest of workers including Syed Imtiyaz Haider and Ashraf Laya.

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