In Kashmir, ‘purple zones’ with out Covid-19 instances
Srinagar, Could 14: With out a single case of Coronavirus, Mehjoor Nagar space of Srinagar metropolis has been declared as containment zone whereas the bridge connecting the realm with Jawahar Nagar stays nearly sealed with concertina wires a lot to the discomfiture of individuals of assorted areas.
Paradoxically, Jawahar Nagar space the place no Covid-19 affected person exists proper now can also be sealed and nearly all of the enterprise actions have come to a grinding halt within the space.
“Jammu Kashmir Financial institution stays constantly shut in Jawahar Nagar and so does different institutions. Solely medical outlets might be seen open within the locality,” Kashmir Merchants and Producers Federation members Nisar Shahdhar advised information company KNT.
He mentioned that in March a pair from Jawahar Nagar had been examined optimistic after getting back from Umrah pilgrimage. “The couple has recovered and is staying of their residence, however the tag of purple zone continues to be connected to Jawahar Nagar. There are zero Covid-19 sufferers and but it has been declared purple zone,” Shahdhar mentioned.
The residents say they’re going through hardships as a result of extended restrictions since March when containment order was issued by the district administration.
The tag of red-zone to Jawahar Nagar has affected the individuals badly residing in adjoining areas. “Folks from Natipora, Chanapora, Raj Bagh, Kursoo, Mehjoor Nagar, Padshahi Bagh are unable to cross the primary Jawahar Nagar-Mehjoor Nagar bridge connecting them with remainder of metropolis as a result of its closure.
“I don’t perceive the enjoyable behind the sealing of this bridge. They often maintain it open and typically shut it for visitors,” mentioned a commuter.
The residents allege that even sufferers should not being allowed to cross the bridge at occasions.
Pertinently, Mehjoor Nagar shouldn’t be a red-zone.
In the meantime, individuals of Kadipora space of South Kashmir’s Anantnag city alleged that Assistant Commissioner Income Syed Yasir misbehaved with them. “A few days again district administration Anantnag, eliminated all of the barricades within the space. However, at this time, the highest official ordered to erect the barricades once more. When individuals requested him in regards to the cause, he misbehaved with them,” the locals advised KNT.
“Why ought to I hearken to you,” that is what this official advised individuals after they requested why he has erected the barricades once more; regardless of the actual fact there isn’t any Covid-19 affected person current within the space.
A single Covid-19 case had emerged in space, final month, who’s underneath statement at Trauma Hospital Bijbehara.
Assistant Commissioner Income, Syed Yasir advised KNT that folks indulged in a prison act by lifting barricades themselves. “We had gone there to erect barricades once more and we did it,” he added and refuted the allegations of individuals.
In response to the usual working process, areas with a major variety of instances, the place there may be suspicion of cluster transmission, might be declared as purple zones by deputy commissioner involved.
Besides medical emergencies, inward and outward motion from containment zones is strictly prohibited.
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