Kashmir shuts to protest GST implementation

Most business establishments were shut across Kashmir Valley today due to a strike over alleged high-handedness of the government and the proposed rollout of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state.

The strike, called by Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC), prompted the authorities to impose restrictions in parts of Srinagar, the summer capital.

Most of the shops and other business establishments in Srinagar were closed. However, public transport remained unaffected.

Yesterday, several traders were detained after they tried to march towards the state Assembly. Condemning the police action, JKCC called the strike.

Authorities yesterday ordered restrictions in the areas under jurisdictions of police stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal.

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