Suspending rail transport during Yatra contrary to PM’s inclusivity slogan: PDP
Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday questioned the government’s decision to suspend rail services in Kashmir during Amarnath Yatra, stating that “deliberate” moves were being made “to harass local populace and create wedge between different communities”.
In a statement, party leader Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that the pilgrimage had been going on in Kashmir’s Himalayas for centuries and it was the local Muslim population that had been by its earnest and hectic efforts making the Yatra successful and providing all possible comfort to the pilgrims.
He said that by suspending the rail services, the government “is exposing the people towards extreme hardships and such measures will have far reaching consequences”.
“Such an action also goes contrary to Prime Minister’s sab ka saath, sab ka Vikas slogan and has the tendency to sow seeds of discord and disgruntlement,” he said.
He urged the government to roll back the decision at an earliest.