Artificial mutton shortage: Resolve the issue at ear;liest with mutual understanding: KTA

Srinagar: Expressing outrage over the artificial shortage and black marketing of mutton in the Valley Kashmir Trade Alliance(KTA) has demanded the government to resolve the issue with mutual understanding with stakeholders .
President KTA Ajaz Ahmad Shahdhar said that an artificial shortage of mutton has been created in the valley for more than a month now, as a result of which people are facing severe hardships.
“After fixing the price , most of the butchers’ shops are closed, and some black sheep’s selling mutton at extra prices in their houses” Shahdhar said
Welcoming the establishment of the committee by government , he said that the said committee should immediately submit its report so that stalemate could be resolved and the people could also be relieved of their problems.
He said that the government should take up the matter with stakeholders and it must be addressed in the light of public sentiment, so that artificial scarcity may be eliminated, and butcher shops may be opened.
Shahdhar also demanded from the administration to take stern action against those butchers who take advantage of the situation and fleecing consumers.

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