Srinagar, September 18: A spokesperson of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomed the directions of the Hon’ble High Court for facilitation of elections in the august body, as was prayed for by the KCC&I. The Hon’ble High Court in it’s order has restored functioning of KCC&I by the Executive Committee elected in the year 2018, subject to conditions till the expiry of their term, which had previously been extended by them till 27th of September, 2020.
The election process is to begin from 28th of September, 2020 and is to conclude on 25th of October, 2020. The elections are to be supervised by the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar with the assistance of two retired Judicial Officers of the rank of Principal District Judge. However, the parties have been asked to give their response to the tentative proposed arrangement ordered by the Hon’ble Court. Case has again been directed to be listed on 22nd of September, 2020.
The stand of the existing Executive Committee has been vindicated which always wanted to hold elections and had given it in writing before the trial Court as well as before the Hon’ble High Court, but had expressed it’s difficulty in holding it because of Covid 19 and 144 Cr PC imposition being in place.