Omar Abdullah asks governor to review civilian traffic ban order


Srinagar:Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday appealed to governor Satya Pal Malik to review the order banning civilian traffic for two days on the Kashmir highway.
The government Wednesday announced that there shall be no movement of civilian traffic on the highway from Udhampur in Jammu till Baramulla in north Kashmir for two days every week to facilitate movement of forces for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Addressing a gathering in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, Omar appealed the governor to review the ban.
He said that the movement of security forces could be managed through train between Baramulla and Banihal.

Omar also targeted the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the ban indicated how grave situation was in the state.
He said during the three decades of militancy in the state they never felt like taking such measures despite a very bad situation.