KEA protest march on Aug 8
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 6: The Kashmir Economic Alliance, a representative body of various traders, industry, transport and tourism bodies in Kashmir, today reiterated its resolve to launch a peaceful march on Monday (August 8) against “anti-trader policies of the government.”
Chairman KEA, Muhammad Yaseen Khan said the march will proceed from Press Colony here to Civil Secretariat.
He said: “The march was aimed to highlight the anti-trader policies of the government and impress upon the Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather to step down because he has failed to come up to the expectations of the traders.”
“We are demanding his (finance minister’s) resignation as he is the architect of the anti-trader policies,” he said.
“The finance minister,” Khan said “is proposing to levy new and regressive taxes on water, power, property, etc. Due to the turbulent situation traders are facing hardships and have been caught in a quagmire.”
“We have time and time again appealed to the government to appreciate the plight of traders and take such steps as would not put them to further losses. But nothing substantial has been done till today,” Khan said.
He said all the preparations had been done to make the march a success.
Coming down heavily on the government, he said that it was least “bothered about the traders’ community.”
Lastupdate on : Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 6 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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