Sealing of Shops Conspiracy Against Srinagar, Says KEA



Muhammad Yaseen Khan
Muhammad Yaseen Khan

The Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan Tuesday termed the recent sealing of commercial establishments in Srinagar as a deep-rooted conspiracy to deprive Srinagar of development and subsequently make the people of Kashmir suffer.

“If the orders of the honorable high court were about lack of parking facility in the basement, why sealing only undertaken in Srinagar whereas Jammu city and other areas like Kathua, Katra and Udhampur have been spared,” Khan said in a statement.

He said the present PDP-led coalition government is working on Nagpur agenda of victimizing Kashmiris through all possible means and that sealing of buildings exclusively in Srinagar was a part of this game plan.

He said the buildings which have been sealed were providing livelihood to hundreds of people including educated youth who were working these in the establishments in these buildings.

“From the offices of multinational companies to banks, all the business establishments have got closed as a part of the sealing and that the government is depriving the youth of employment opportunities and leaving no space other than that of revolt for them,” Khan said, adding CM Mufti Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti must know it.

Khan said the first action from the government side should have been that those officials of SMC and other departments who allowed the violation of building permissions be sacked from the services.

“The best deterrent would have been that those officials who allowed the violations should have been punished but the reverse is happening,” Khan said.

Khan said he has received complaints that corruption is so high that some SMC officials have retired from services are now working as touts. “Such retired officials who are known for dubious service tenure are now working as touts in SMC and other departments,” he said. “We appeal the High Court to look into the hidden facets of the illegal constructions. Those officials who allow the illegal constructions should be taken to task and not the innocent people who are fleeced even when they have a genuine permission.”


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