Srinagar, Sep 19, CNS: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said that the rulers were using ‘insurance as a bait to entrap people to contest the upcoming civic polls in the state.’

Taking to social networking site twitter Mirwaiz wrote: “How bizzare  can it get .. As no one ready , rulers using insurance bait to entrap people and become “Bali Kay Bakray” at the alter of so called elections !And then calling it “infusion of confidence “!”

Earlier two main regional political parties National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party, have decided to boycott the elections as they have asked the Government of India to clear its stand on the issue of Article 35-A.

He also condemned the restrictions imposed in various areas of Srinagar to prevent Muharram processions said the city is being held ‘hostage by rulers.’

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote, “Srinagar held hostage by rulers to disallow Muharram procession! Curbs and restrictions on peoples movement everywhere. Roads and alleys leading to hospitals especially SMHS also blocked ..sick being made to suffer! Harassment of people keeps getting worse by the day.”