KCCI appeals for safeguarding lives of innocent people

MAJID NABI. Dated: 12/7/2018 12:52:16 PM

SRINAGAR, Dec 6: Expressing concern over the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) today appealed for peace and safeguarding lives of innocent people in trouble torn region.
KCCI which is an umbrella body of several valley-based business unions said that the rights violation which goes on unabated in Kashmir must be brought to an end and peaceful activities be allowed to conduct in this direction.
“We express our serious concern over the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, innocent killings; injuries by pellets are of great concern. We want a peaceful atmosphere to be created to bring human rights violations to end,” said KCCI President, Sheikh Ashiq Hussain addressing media here.
He said the turbulence the valley witnesses has badly affected the business sector in Kashmir where as government is not allowing traders to hold protests in democratic way to highlight the problems they face.
Ashiq said that business community continues to suffer in the wake of unending disturbance in the valley. He said people associated with trade needs peaceful environment to continue their activities.
“We need peaceful environment to continue our business and appeal State and the central governments to create conducive atmosphere for such activities. Business industry is under duress therefore peaceful environment and safeguarding lives of innocent people is the need of the hour,” he added.
Replying to a query whether separatists should find an alternative to shutdowns, he said, “there should be an alternate to shutdowns as well. If we talk about peace everyone has to contribute”
To another question as to what alternate would he deem fit, he said “it is for them (separatists) to decide.”
He also condemns the arrest of traders by police in last two days saying the authorities even disallow people to protest in democratic way “KCCI will hold a peaceful protest rally on Saturday from Residency Road to Press Enclave to express its concerns.”



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