SHRC pulls up airlines for steep fare hike


Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken strong note of exorbitant hike in airfares by airlines operating on Kashmir sector, terming it a violation of right to equality and human rights.

Acting on a complaint regarding hike in airfares, a division bench of SHRC comprising its acting chairperson Rafiq Fida and member Amalok Singh termed it as a move “to scuttle the flow of tourists to the Valley.” Besides, the bench observed it (the fare hike) would hit the local patients and students going for treatment/studies outside the state.

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