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Normal life hit in Kashmir due to KEA strike

Bureau Report
Agence India Press
August 9, 2011

Srinagar: Normal life came to a complete halt in the Kashmir on Tuesday due to a strike called by Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), faction of Kashmir traders’ federation.

The strike was called by against increase in taxes charged from them by the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Markets in the summer capital here and other major towns of the Valley were closed and public transport remained off the roads. Attendance in government offices, banks and post offices in most towns was thin Public transport facilities were also severely affected due to the strike. However, school buses and some private transport were seen plying on the road.
Muhammad Yasin Khan, president of the traders’ and manufacturers’ association told Agence India Press “strike is against the hike in VAT (Value Added Tax), passenger tax, water taxes and other things.” he said.

He further said that government was not serious to solve our problems “We have met various government representatives in the past few months to put forth our demands but the government paid no heed forcing us to pour on the roads,” he said (AIP)


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