Kashmir traders protest LPG, K Oil shortage, pesky power cuts
Urge govt to mitigate sufferings of common people
Srinagar, Oct 22: Protesting the unscheduled power cuts, LPG and kerosene oil shortage, the Kashmir Traders United Front (KTUF) today urged the state government to mitigate the problems of common people.
“People are suffering due to shortage of LPG, kerosene and unscheduled power cuts, while the government is not doing anything in this regard,” said Muhammad Sadiq Baqal, president KTUF.
Baqal accused the state government of being callous towards the suffering of people. “At a time when the state is reeling under acute shortage of cooking gas, Power Development Department announced new curtailment schedule that has further added to the woes of the common people.”
Meanwhile, a meeting of KTUF was held under the Chairmanship of senior vice- president, Nazir Ahmad.
“It was decided during the meeting that KTUF will raise the issues of common people before different quarters to get redressal,” Nazir Ahmad said, adding that people are facing lot of inconvenience due to shortage of cooking gas, pesky power cuts and non- availability of kerosene.
Ahmad said: “KTUF will not remain silent to the problems of common people and “we will urge government to provide some respite to the common people by providing them cooking gas on ration cards.”
Besides, the state government should seek increase in quota of kerosene oil which it gets from the centre government. “Currently the state is getting kerosene according to the census 2001 which is injustice to common people,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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