Farooq Abdullah blasts government communication blockade
Srinagar: National Conference President and Srinagar MP Dr Farooq Abdullah in a statement on Wednesday after the imposition a ban on internet services in Kashmir said that such ban will play havoc with the economic of Kashmir and with the education of students. He said that tourism would be doomed by such ban in modern times like year 2017
Interacting with various traders’ delegations from Srinagar that called on the National Conference President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah he said that the PDP-BJP Government was not only suppressing the people of the State through brute force but was also persecuting them economically.
“The continued blockade of internet will seriously affect our businesses and especially youth-oriented new start-ups in the ecommerce sector that depend primarily on internet accessibility and penetration. This will in turn lead to an increase in unemployment as the private sector; especially the tourism sector will be severely hit. Using such measures to suppress dissent against a deeply unpopular government is as futile an exercise as that government continuing to be in power despite being rejected by the people of the State”, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said while interacting with the traders’ delegations.