It is unfortunate that the State Industries Minister, Chander Parkash Ganga has asked the trade bodies of Kashmir “To openly come in support of normalcy in the valley and oppose shut down calls given by Hurriyat.”
The spokesman said Minister should understand that no trade body would like their constituent member to go on Hartal. Whenever The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) as an organisation has asked its members or has been part of any protest or support to Hartals it has done only when the government has worked against the interest of Kashmiri people. He has spoken such words which are unacceptable to us as a trade body.
The Kashmir trade & Industry has suffered for decades particularly after 1990 for no fault of theirs as in non-settlement of Kashmir are at in bottom of all our woes economically. The minister using a podium of an all India trade body clearly exposes the program of the present dispensation of trying to change the narrative through trade bodies of India who have slowly given a space which is present with the local trade bodies. Such designs will be fought tooth and nail by all of us, a spokesman said.
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) is very clear that no peace can come in this part of the world without settlement of Kashmir.