SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the recent decision of the Power department to disconnect electricity to “defaulting commercial units”, the Kashmir Retailers Association has sought the intervention of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.
In a handout, the KRA President, Farhan Kitab who is also the core member of the All India Retailers Association said, non-payment of the power bills by the business community needs to be seen through the prism of humanity in times of the Covid19 pandemic.
“While the business community is struggling to come out of the slump due to first and second waves, and the third wave has arrived, the government of Jammu and Kashmir needs to show compassion much the way the governments are doing elsewhere,” Kitab said.
“When governments elsewhere like that in UP, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are announcing relief and sops for the affected business community, the decision to disconnect power connections in J&K is only discriminatory,” Kitab said.
He appealed to the LG to personally look into the matter for the collective welfare of the business community in Jammu and Kashmir.