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Highway ban- Allow traffic on Sunday in view of Baisakhi: Sikh leader to Govt

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Srinagar: Prominent Sikh leader, Indumeet Singh on Wednesday appealed the governor, Satyapal Malik-led state government to allow civilian traffic on highway on Sunday in view of Baisakhi.
In a statement issued here, Singh said that the “overall revocation of the order is only way out that can give respite to Kashmiris who are facing problems due to the order”.
“On the eve of Baisakhi on Sunday, thousands of Sikh devotees will travel from various districts of State. Highway ban will impact their travel and will end up creating problems for the whole community,” the statement said.
“We appeal government not to force us to hit roads and defy the highway ban,” he said, adding that the convey movement can be made possible through out night hours as well. “There is no need to create problems for civilian population of Kashmir,” it added.
He urged government to look into the matter in a logical and humanistic way and revoke the order. Sikh community is celebrating Baisakhi on 14 of April that falls on Sunday when highway ban will be in effect.


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