Tarigami concerned over continuous closure of highway, demands airlifting of passengers | KNO

Condemns barring of media men from performing their duties
Tarigami concerned over continuous closure of highway, demands airlifting of passengers | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, January 26 (KNO) : Expressing serious concern over plight of stranded passengers due to the continuous closure of national highway, CPI (M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday demanded airlifting of these passengers to their respective destinations. Hundreds of passengers are stranded at Jammu due to closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway continuously from last several days. These passengers are stranded at Jammu bus stand without food and shelter. Tarigami urged the Governor administration to provide free ration and accommodation to the stranded passengers. He urged the administration to expedite work on national way especially from Banihal to Ramban stretch which often remains closed due to landslides and shooting stones. He demanded airlifting of these passengers to their respective destinations. Meanwhile, Tarigami also condemned the barring of media men from covering the Republic Day parade in Srinagar. He said it is unfortunate that journalists were barred from performing their professional duties, which tantamount to attack on freedom of press. Tarigami further stated that such actions must not take place in future.(KNO)