Unfortunate that Industries Minister has asked traders ‘to oppose shut down calls’, says KCCI

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‘Trade & Industry has suffered for decades due to non settlement of Kashmir’  

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), has said that it is unfortunate that the State Industries Minister, Mr. Chander Parkesh 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 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. Instead of telling the businessmen in Delhi to advocate a just settlement of Kashmir to the Indian government he has gone and spoken such words which are unacceptable to us as a trade body.”

KCCI said that the Kashmir trade & Industry has suffered for decades particularly after 1990 for no fault of theirs as in non settlement of Kashmir is 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 are slowly and slowly given space which is presently with the local trade bodies. Such designs will be fought tooth and nail by all of us,” KCCI said in a press release.

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) said that “is very clear that no peace can come in this part of world without settlement of Kashmir”.

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