In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, observers have called the weekend restrictions im-posed by the local face of Modi administration as ill-designed, illogical and anti-people.
According to Kashmir Media Service, talking to media in Jammu, the observers and politicians said, the administration closes down all the business es-tablishments on weekends but keeps parks and gar-dens open. And hundreds of people visit these parks and gardens on weekends.” “The officials sitting in their cozy offices are unaware about the ground situation. They just issue orders without taking the ground situation into ac-count,” one of the observers told a local newspaper in Jammu.
“Restaurant and hotel owners and workers of the unorganized sector have been the worst hit. Many of them have lost their jobs during the past one month,” he added.
“It seems that the bureaucrats are least bothered about the concerns of people. The anti-people deci-sions taken by them are hitting the people hard,” the observer said.
Congress leader Kadfeen Chaudhry said, “If New Delhi in spite of being an epicenter of the deadly virus has lifted the curbs, it is ironic that a place like Jammu and Kashmir where the economy is already in doldrums is still mulling overtaking any such measures.”
“Making lockdowns and curbs on economic ac-tivities the only way out is incongruous. The unorganized sectors are worst hit by such decisions and that the need of the hour is to ensure that people’s livelihood is not affected for longer due to such frequently imposed curbs and lockdowns,” he added.—KMS