Srinagar, Feb 1, CNS: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has entertained a complaint with regard to
exorbitant hike in airfares by airlines operating in Kashmir sector and has listed the case for hearing on March 1 next month.
The complaint has been filed by general secretary Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Forum, MM Shuja. In his complaint, the complainant has alleged the exorbitant hike in air fare as a move to scuttle the flow of tourists to the Valley. The contents of the complaint filed in the SHRC against the Ministry of Civil Aviation-Government of India, Director General Civil Aviation and All Airlines Operating in Jammu and Kashmir reveal that tourism in the Kashmir valley has got adversely affected by the unbridled hike. The middle class and lower middle class families are the main source of tourism (to Kashmir) but the sudden hike in airfare has considerably narrowed the flow of tourists to Kashmir valley.
“The patients, student community and lower business class have been hit by the airfare hike which has rendered the air travel facility impossible for them.”
Taking note of the complaint, State Human Rights Commission has fixed the date of hearing for the case on 1 March next month. The Commission has asked all the parties to be present on the date of hearing. (CNS)