BJP slams Mehbooba Mufti, says political interference in matters of security won’t be tolerated
The BJP Wednesday slammed PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti for “politicising” the issue of restrictions on traffic movement on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to the ongoing Amarnath yatra, saying political interference in the matter of security will not be tolerated. The saffron party questioned the top leadership of Kashmir including National Conference leader Omar Abdallah about the inconvenience caused to public when roads are shut to allow safe passage for their convoys.
The Jammu and Kashmir government had said that there was no blanket ban on civilian traffic movement due to ongoing Amarnath yatra but traffic was being regulated to avoid any congestion on the highway due to heavy rush of vehicles. However, the Peoples Democratic Party chief claimed that because of the annual pilgrimage, inconvenience was being caused to the people of Kashmir and requested Governor Satya Pal Malik to intervene in the matter.