Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday decried the notification regarding the imposition of property tax in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the notification smacks of arbitrariness.
Responding to the notification, party’s State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, “The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been at the receiving end economically since 2019 due to the losses suffered by Aug 05 2019 lockdown and then the successive Covid lock downs. Imposition of the property tax will further push the people to the wall. Such decisions will make the situation even worse.”
Questioning the haste in which such decisions are taken in absence of a democratically elected government, Imran said, “Such matters should be left to an elected government. The people’s representatives must be given an opportunity to discuss these issues. Unfortunately such important issues don’t face public scrutiny in the current bureaucratic set up. It has become a habit of those in power in Delhi to issue orders, irrespective of their impact or public opinion.”
He termed this decision anti-people and a grave injustice and demanded its immediate rollback. “Such revenue generation measures must be left to a democratically elected government in J&K,” he added.