Hostage on The Highway!

People commuting on Jammu-Srinagar Highway were kept hostage for more than 11 hours on 5th April 2019 with no food to eat, no drinking water and milk for young babies and the shameless state administration did nothing. 

Allowing election rallies or any other function despite clear cut instructions of the Government about traffic moment does not permit anyone to put people to miseries and hardships. 

It was announced that passenger and private cars will only ply from Jammu to Srinagar on Friday and Saturday but their instructions proved contrast and suicidal for the commuters as the transport buses that plied from Srinagar against the schedule was double the number of passenger buses that plied from Jammu to Srinagar. This is totally unmindful and people of both the sides faced more than a 3rd degree torture for gruelling 11 long hours. I failed to understand how national highway traffic police officers allowed traffic movement from Srinagar to Jammu when it was due to ply from Jammu to Srinagar on these two days.

The Governor administration must make the delinquent police officers accountable for such a big lapse manning the traffic movement on highway. People have been made slaves by the state administration for obvious reasons and had it happened in any other state of the country the responsible officers would have been placed under suspension there and then and in our state situation is quite different as we are not being heard to express our miseries nor the delinquents are made accountable. I pity on Valley based newspapers whom people called on phone to apprise about the worsening traffic jam situation but no one from the newspaper offices bothered to pickup the phone nor was any mention about most unfortunate and tragic traffic jam for 11 long hours in the newspapers. 

I can with out bias say that we are misfit with India If situation like this persists. Dirty politics and corruption has pushed the state to the brink. Sad state of affair on the part of administration and police in particular. I would like to seek suggestions and feedback from the people If I can sue the officer or the officers for this episode in the states high court for their negligence.

Mohammad Farooq Wani 

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