Court Directs KCCI Elections On October 25

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SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) on Friday welcomed the directions of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for the facilitation of elections in the august body upon its request.

Kashmir Chamber: the new team elected to office in September 2018- (LtoR) Nasir Hameed Khan, Sheikh Ashiq, Dr Abdul Majid Mir, Farooq Amin, Sheikh Gowhar Ali and Manzoor Ahmad Pakhtoon

A spokesperson of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that the High Court in its the order has restored the functioning of KCC&I by the Executive Committee elected in the year 2018, subject to conditions till the expiry of their term, which had previously been extended by them till September 27, 2020.

“The election process is to begin from September 28, 2020, and is to conclude on October 25, 2020,” said the spokesman.

“The elections are to be supervised by the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar with the assistance of two retired Judicial Officers of the rank of Principal District Judge,” he said.

“However, the parties have been asked to give their response to the tentatively proposed arrangement ordered by the Court. The case has again been directed to be listed on September 22, 2020,” he added.

“The stand of the existing Executive Committee has been vindicated which always wanted to hold elections and had given it in writing before the trial Court as well as before the  High Court, but had expressed it’s difficulty in holding it because of Covid 19 and 144 Cr PC imposition being in place,” said KCCI spokesman.

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