The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday criticised the state administration for “failing” to provide relief and help to thousands of people stranded on the Srinagar-Jammu highly for the past six days.
Taking to Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote: “It is incumbent upon those who have blocked our natural routes to outside world and made us solely dependent on this artificial route (Jammu Srinagar highway) mostly closed in winter due to weather vagaries, to take responsibility of the dire consequences that people of Kashmir have to face and at least provide them with relief and help till they reach home.”
Mirwaiz said there is no support in place for the people who are stranded and they have been left to fend for themselves.
“Tens of thousands of Kashmiris are stranded in Jammu for the past one week as the Srinagar-Jammu highway is closed and few flights are operating on this sector. People are facing tremendous hardship as their resources to support themselves are drying up and they are stranded,” he tweeted.