Kishtwar mishap: Geelani anguished over ‘criminal negligence’ of authorities
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday expressed his deep condolence with the families of all those 17 persons killed in accident at Thukaie, Kishtwar highway on Friday.
According to the statement issued here, Geelani also consoled the injured people in the accident.
Praying for heavenly abode and bestowal of forbearance to their near and dear ones, Geelani expressed his anguish on the ‘criminal negligence’ committed by the authorities for the disproportionate development of Kishtwar, Doda and the whole Chenab valley. Geelani condemned the discrimination adopted by the authorities, towards the Chenab region on the ground, that the area might not have any military significance, so the highway running through this mountainous region have been left in the lurch to become open graves for the passengers of this area.
“Statistics regarding the accidents swallowing passengers on these dilapidated roads and highways present a dismal picture as compared to other militarily important roads running through the sky high mountains,” he said.
Geelani saluted the steadfastness of pro-freedom people of Chenab valley irrespective of facing the economic vengeance as a political tool to suppress the resistance sentiments of the said region, by the authorities.