Durbar opens in Jammu amid shutdown

Durbar opens in Jammu amid shutdown

Jammu: A general strike on Monday marked the reopening of the civil secretariat – the seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government in Jammu, as many opposition leaders including state Congress chief G A Mir courted arrest during protests against the alleged “failures” of the PDP-BJP dispensation.
The day-long strike was called by a traders’ federation and supported by various political and social organizations to highlight the alleged failure of the PDP-BJP government to address their issues.
The protesters denounced collection of a toll tax on goods imported from outside the state and alleged discrimination against the people of the Jammu region.
The Civil Secretariat and other move offices reopened here after a 10-day break owing to the pre1947 practice of ‘darbar move’ under which the Jammu and Kashmir government functions six months each in the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu.

 

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