SRINAGAR: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Friday said that a group of the contesting candidates and some general members for the forthcoming KCCI elections are indulging in deceitful activities in the name of the election campaign.
“The KCCI condemns their activities and warns them to refrain from violating the code of conduct,” the KCCI statement read.
KCCI said it is painful to see that these contesting candidates are leaving no stone unturned to mislead not only the voters but the administration as well.
“They along with some general members have recently filed a contempt of court case against the KCCI. However, KCCI would like to emphasize that the case will be contested with strong substantiation. KCCI spokesman said he will bring the facts before the Hon’ble Court on the hearing date which is 30 June 2021,” the KCCI statement reads further.
KCCI spokesman said that they request the candidates to put a stop to their “unethical” activities immediately. “Otherwise, KCCI will be forced to file legal action for their violation of the rules and regulations of KCCI Constitution and Moral Code of Conduct of KCCI Elections.”
“Moreover, KCCI president Mr Sheikh Ashiq would continue taking up the issues related to the business with the concerned authorities and pursue their cause till the new office bearers are elected,” the spokesman said.
Urging the government to do handholding of businesses in the Valley, the KCCI said, “Since it is evident that businesses in J&K, particularly in the Valley has been facing the toughest times in terms of huge losses due to the situations that started unfolding since August 2019, and the ongoing pandemic has been adding the miseries and worsening the situation for more than a year now; KCCI urges the government to take immediate measures to ensure sustenance and revival of the badly hit businesses in J&K.”
“Administration is well aware of the fact that be it a roadside vendor, an auto-rickshaw wala, Transporters, shopkeeper, Traders, Travel Agents ( Inbound / Outbound), hotelier, handicraft sector or an industrialist; everyone requires handholding by the government in these turbulent times. Therefore it is the responsibility of the government to come forward with a helping hand for the relief and revival of these businesses,” KCCI said.