Trade leaders detained ahead of sit-in against GST implementation

Three trade leaders were detained today here in Srinagar ahead of their proposed sit-in against the implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that three JKCC leaders, Muhammad Yasin Khan, Shakeel Qalandar and Dr Mubeen Shah under house arrest.

They said that the trio has been detained to foil their proposed sit-in. The JKCC had called for a sit-in in Lalchowk at 11 am on Tuesday.

Pertinently, traders of the Kashmir valley under the banner of JKCC have been opposing the implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir terming it detrimental for Article 370 and surrendering of financial autonomy.

The Jammu and Kashmir government, last month, during a special assembly session introduced the GST bill in the state. The bill was later passed in the house.


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