Srinagar,February 4 2017,CNS:Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Saturday termed the decision of the State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) of “snapping” telephone lines of Nigeen office and residence of AAC chief and Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from past seven months as “highly unfortunate and deplorable”.
A spokesman alleged that BSNL snapped telephone lines of Nigeen office and residence of AAC chief and Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq bearing phone number 2414229, Anjuman-e-Awqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar office bearing phone number 2477158 and AAC headquarters Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal bearing phone number 2429813.
He said since the house arrest of the Mirwaiz in July 2016 and his subsequent arrest, all these important telephone lines were snapped without citing any reason and despite repeated reminders, the BSNL authorities failed to restore the telephone lines or give any justification for the snapping of these telephone lines.
The spokesman said that mobile phones of the functionaries have also been made dysfunctional by blocking the IMEI code of the mobiles.
The AAC spokesman said due to snapping of these lines, not only the work of the officials of three organisations – AAC, Anjuman-e-Awqaf and APHC had been affected but it had put but the general public also to a lot of inconvenience as they could not communicate with these offices.Terming this attitude of BSNL as irresponsible and impartial, the spokesman called for immediate restoration of all these phone lines.