Srinagar: All India Congress Committee (AICC) Wednesday observed Nov 8, the first anniversary of demonetization as ‘black day’ to protest against the sufferings of people caused due to demonetization.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) leaders also staged a protest march today in Srinagar.
The protesters marched from Congress headquarter here to Srinagar’s Press enclave amid chanting anti-government slogans.
The JKPCC workers accompanied by its senior leaders including former ministers Taj Mohiuddin and Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed took out a procession to mark Nov 08 as “black day”.
The protestors highlighted the problems being faced by the people across the country due to demonetization.
Taj Mohiuddin said the BJP-led NDA government at the centre failed to provide details about the black money it recovered due to demonetization.
He said instead of benefiting the countrymen, demonetization has created many problems for the people across the country, especially businessmen, traders, petty shopkeepers and ordinary people.
The Narendra Modi government has failed on all fronts during the past over three years and has done nothing to provide employment to the educated youth of the country, as promised by him during the electioneering in 2014, Taj said.
Sayeed also leveled similar allegations against the BJP led government.
Addressing the Party Workers, Peerzada Mohammad Syed lashed out at Centre government for punishing people under the garb of demonetization, saying that BJP cannot escape the responsibility of losses caused due to demonetization in the country.
He blamed Centre especially Prime Minister for creating confusion over the demonetization.
When BJP realized that they could not fulfill any of the promise, they started misleading people on every count, particularly on so called demonetization, he said.
The protesters later dispersed peacefully.
(With inputs from Kashmir Wire)