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Curfew causes shortage of essential items in Srinagar

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Srinagar, March 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, due to continued curfew and restrictions, the residents of Srinagar faced severe shortage of essential commodities, particularly medicines, vegetables and milk. The residents of Nowhatta said that for the third consecutive day on Friday they were not allowed to venture out of their houses. “CRPF men are not allowing us to venture out even in the narrow lanes where otherwise people would get respite to move around,” residents of Nowhatta told media men.

“Earlier during curfews we would at times manage procuring milk or vegetables from shops in the interiors of the narrow lanes. But for the past three days it’s a different situation,” said elderly, Ghulam Muhammad.

A Gojwara man said that he was not allowed to venture out to get medicines for his father, an asthma patient. “Without listening to any plea, I was asked to bring a curfew pass if I was so desperate to procure medicines for my ailing father. But how to get even a curfew pass when one is not allowed to venture out of home,” he argued.

A government employee living in Khaniyar locality said that he couldn’t manage fresh milk for his baby. “Our two-year-old baby has been habitual of consuming fresh cow milk, which the milkman would drop at our home on daily basis. But for the past three days the milkman didn’t come nor we were allowed to go out,” he said parents.

Pertinently, the police said it was mandatory for anybody venturing out in curfew bound areas to possess a curfew pass. A senior police official said that even the medicos and paramedics could not be allowed to venture out without curfew passes.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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