Amid an economic slowdown, doctors in the valley have started a silent protest. Doctors are claiming that even the healthcare industry is witnessing a slowdown owing to section 144 which has stopped all stone-pelting events.
“In the month of August, no stone-pelting has taken place and that’s why there are no patients to treat. What are we supposed to do?” Asked Dr Jaikaal of Fortis Hospital.
Finance Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman who has always been open to suggestions to improve the economy is likely to urge the Home Minister Amit Shah to lift the section 144 which was imposed a day before the announcement of Article 370 abrogation.
The opposition has targeted BJP led NDA government saying that they have deliberately slowed down the economy to divert the attention from Kashmir issue. “Abrogated the Article 370 to divert attention from the economy, arrested Chidambaram to divert attention from Article 370, I am sure next they’ll bring Rafale to divert attention from Chidambaram,” said Rahul Gandhi after he was sent back from Kashmir.