Srinagar, May 17: Police Saturday detained scores of traders after they staged protest against the government proposal to implement Goods and Service Tax.
Traders body Kashmir Economic Alliance assembled here in Press Enclave Srinagar and staged a protest. The protesting traders denounced the government proposal to implement GST in Jammu and Kashmir.
The protesting traders including Farooq Ahmed Dar and Muhammad Sadiq Baqal tried to carry out a march towards civil secretariat, however, police swung into action, bundled them into vehicle and detained at Police Station Kothbagh.
Earlier while talking to reporters, Chairman Kashmir Economic Alliance Muhammad Yousuf Chapri said that business community and the people would fight tooth and nail to oppose GST implementation in the State.
“We are not against any tax regime which is for the betterment of the business community. But J&K state is not like any other state in India. It has a special status guaranteed under article 370 under which this law can’t be implemented here,” Chapri Dar.
“State and the GoI needs to take people and business community on board before GST is implemented in this state,” he said. (CNS)