Protests against chemist for selling flood-hit medicine

Protests against chemist for selling flood-hit medicine

Iqbal Kirmani

Srinagar: Scores of people Sunday held protests against the Bindroo Brothers, a renowned drug store in Srinagar, for allegedly selling flood-hit medicines.
The protestors calling for the closure of the drug store urged the government to take stern action against them.
“I had a headache and bought some tablets from the shop but they were muck-stained,” Mudassir Ahmad, one of the protesters, said.
The protesters accused authorities of adopting callous approach in punishing the violators of government orders regarding selling of flood-hit goods.
“The government and the High Court have ordered that no one should sell any item hit by the floods in September last year. These drug store owners don’t pay heed to those orders. The government must take stern action against them,” a protester said.
This is for the second time that the Bindroos have been accused of selling flood-hit medicine. One of the drug stores owned by the Bindroos was sealed by the authorities two months ago for violating the government orders.
“They seem to have learnt no lesson or authorities have turned blind eye towards this issue,” the protesters said.
Later, after police intervention and assurances to probe the incident, the protesters dispersed peacefully. “We have collected the sample and we will produce it in court on Monday. Let court decide about the matter. Action will be taken accordingly,” a police official told Kashmir Reader.
No one from the Bindroos was available for comment.