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Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) president Muhammad Yasin Khan Saturday supported strike call given by JKLF on Tuesday.
Khan also heads his faction of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), KTMF statement said this evening.
JKLF called for strike call on April 12, 2016 against harassment of Kashmiri students studying outside J&K.
Meanwhile, in another press release, Khan demanded Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s intervention in the city traffic mess.
He termed the traffic diversion as announced by the divisional administration a “conspiracy to sabotage” commercial activities ahead of business season in the Valley.
Khan asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to personally look into the matter, the statement said. “The closure of vehicular movement on the Jehangir Chowk-Ram Bagh road and the traffic diversion plan as announced on the directives of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, is not only reportedly politically motivated and half baked, but the diversion system will throw the commercial activities of the civil lines into chaos, at a time when the tourist season is about to start,” Khan alleged.
“Despite being mandatory, the Divisional Commissioner didn’t bother to call meeting with the Kashmir Inc, including tourism players, civil society, media fraternity and others concerned, before taking this decision, which will impact life in the civil lines for months to come,” he said, “Divisional Commissioner reportedly decided everything but in the absence of stakeholders.”
Supporting the protest staged by the traders of Solina and Ram Bagh, Khan said the improper diversion will bring traffic movement to grinding halt across the summer capital. “The first causality will be marketplaces in the civil lines including historic Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk, Polo View, Maisuma, Maharaja Bazar, HSHS, Batamaloo, Karan Nagar, Magarmal Bagh, Ram Bagh and Solina markets,” he said.