Expressing serious concern over the harassment of traders by Sales Tax department (Commercial Tax Department) the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) President Haji Mohammed Yasin Khan on Saturday said the “official hooliganism is intolerable.”
“Instead of feeling ashamed for having failed to do anything good for the traders, the government is resorting to tactics, which seem to sabotage revival of struggling trade in Kashmir,” Khan who also heads the Kashmir Economic Alliance ( KEA) said.
“The Commercial Tax Department decision to unduly harass the traders was intolerable, the harassment was so terrible that traders have started taking the Tax department officials as goons who inspect markets with intention of rioting,” he in a statement said.
The business fraternity today called an emergency meeting to decide the course of action.
“It was resolved in a voice that Governor SP Malik should personally look into the matter immediately or that the trader’s fraternity would decide a reaction, the onus of which shall solely lie on the government,” the KTMF President said.