KEA calls for complete strike in IOK on September 7

Srinagar, August 21, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) has called for complete shutdown on September 7 as a mark of protest against the Indian government’s failure to provide financial assistance to the people affected by the last year’s devastating floods. The strike call was given by KEA after a meeting in which representatives of its members associations participated. The trade bodies including transporters, traders and shopkeepers unanimously decided to observe complete shutdown on September 7 against the false promises of the authorities.

“We have decided to observe a complete strike on September 7. A year has passed since floods struck Kashmir Valley but the authorities have, so far, failed to release any money for the relief and rehabilitation of flood victims,” said the KEA Chairman, Showkat Chaudhry. He said that KEA also decided to organize seminars and rallies in the first week of September as a mark of solidarity with the flood-affected people and also for pressing the authorities to rehabilitate the people and business community.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of all trade bodies including Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, Electronic Goods Association, Contractors Coordination Committee, Goods Transport Association, Minibus Association, Houseboat Owners Association, Private Schools Coordination Committee, Food Processing Association and Kashmir Motor Drivers Association.

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