Baramulla: Traders call off strike

Baramulla: Traders call off strike

Baramulla: Traders and transporters in this north Kashmir district have decided to resume work from Monday after a three-day strike against the arrest of youth and alleged excesses by government forces
The decision was taken after a joint committee of traders, transporters, and the Baramulla Auqaf-i-Islami held a meeting with members of the Kashmir Economics Alliance Sunday in Baramulla .
President Traders Federation Baramulla Qazi Ishfaq Ahmad said that a team of Kashmir Economic Alliance headed by its vice chairman Mohammad Iqbal Trumbo visited Baramulla . “A meeting was held at Dak Bungalow Baramulla during which it was decided to call off the strike as the administration has assured to look into our demands and since chairman Hurriyat Conference(G) Syed Ali Geelani has set a May 13 deadline for the government to release the arrested youth,” he said.
“We stand by our demands including the transfer of Station House Officer (SHO) Baramulla, the release of arrested youths and compensation for those whose property was damaged in police action . If the administration does not fulfill our demands we will be forced to go on a strike again,” he said.