Mehbooba Mufti leads protest in Pulwama against LoC trade ban, Yasin Malik's arrest

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 April 2019, 02:58 PM
Earlier, an order was issued by the government, directing that no civilian traffic would be allowed to move from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Udhampur in Jammu region on Sundays and Wednesdays till May 31. (File photo)
Earlier, an order was issued by the government, directing that no civilian traffic would be allowed to move from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Udhampur in Jammu region on Sundays and Wednesdays till May 31. (File photo)

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday led a protest march in south Kashmir's Pulwama district and demanded that highway restrictions be lifted. The PDP president also sought immediate release of JKLF chief Yasin Malik and also demanded revocation of ban on Jamaat-e-Islami. The protest march was taken out from Town Hall Pulwama to DC office in which several PDP workers participated.

While speaking to media, Mufti said, ''Yasin Malik (Kashmiri Separatist) should be released immediately as he is really unwell. Also, other members of Jamaat-e-Islami should be released. Sadhvi Pragya on whom there are several serious accusations, has been set free.''

Earlier, an order was issued by the government, directing that no civilian traffic would be allowed to move from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Udhampur in Jammu region on Sundays and Wednesdays till May 31.

The restrictions on civilian traffic on the 271-km highway would remain in force from 4 am to 5 pm, the government had said.

First Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 02:57 PM
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