Official hooliganism intolerable : KTMF threatens ‘reactive measures’ | KNO

Official hooliganism intolerable : KTMF threatens ‘reactive measures’ | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 10 (KNO) : 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 in a statement issued to KNO. “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 said, adding that the business fraternity today called an emergency meeting to decide course of action. “It was resolved in voice that Governor SP Malik should personally look into the matter immediately or that the traders’ fraternity would decide a reaction, onus of which shall solely lie on the government,” he said.(KNO)