Srinagar : The Joint Coordination Committee of City Center (JCCCC) Traders appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to opt for unlocking as otherwise many would be left to starvation.
President Kashmir Retailers Association and General Secretary JCCCC, Farhan Kitab said the lockdown is not merely a sales loss of few months but a disruption of this cycle that will drag on for the entire year. The merchandise under the locked stores of fashion Retailers may not be all relevant for the forthcoming months.They will, therefore, face pressure to liquidate current stock on one hand and to ensure confidence building with the suppliers on the other.
He said non essential had to close their stores during multiple COVID 19 lockdowns over the last 16 months ,The pandemic has hammered the sector .
He said let the government call a joint meeting with JCCCC and medical health experts to decide about the protocol for the unlock.
Kitab extended full support to the adherence of such prospective protocol of SOPs as would be set by the government.
He also said, Government needs to extend a moratorium on aggressive debt enforcement. Without action, it will be our city centre,our high streets and our shopping centres that suffer the consequences, holding back the wider economic recovery.