Kashmir situation will impact business in J&K: CCI

Jammu, Oct 19: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Jammu on Tuesday said that prevailing situation in Kashmir after the spate of killings of non-local workers can affect the industry in the Jammu region as tourists and devotees can change their plans to visit the UT in the ensuing winters.

As per news agency, CCI Jammu President Arun Gupta said this while interacting with National Organising Secretary Bharat Vikas Parishad Suresh Jain.

Chamber team discussed various burning issues related to the Jammu region and the current boiling situation in Kashmir, wherein people are fleeing out of fear of targeted killings.

The other issues which were part of the discussion include the demand of tweaking the J&K Land Act to provide justice to Mahajan, Khatri, Jain and Sikh communities, giving adequate relaxation to liquor bar owners for renewal of their licenses, rehabilitating the genuine wine shop owners who lost their livelihood due to e-auction of new shops, finding via-media to save small traders from the Reliance stores which are about to come to UT in a big number, making things clear in case of Darbar Move.

Gupta condemned the killings of innocent people in the Kashmir valley.

He said that such incidents act as bottlenecks in the way of speeding up economic activities in the UT and frighten the people especially those communities which are being targeted.

He appealed to the LG administration to take cognizance of the worsening situation in the valley and take proactive and persuasive steps to stop such type of incidents so that the people feel secure

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