Floods aftermath: Traders protest against administration

Floods aftermath: Traders protest against administration

Srinagar: Hundreds of traders in Bemina locality of Srinagar city, whose shops were badly hit in September 7 flood fury Monday staged a protest against the District administration over their alleged failure to mitigate their sufferings from past two months.

The protesting shopkeepers while holding placards and banners castigated the government for failing to meet their expectations. The president of Shopkeepers Association of Firdous Colony, Boat Colony and Mansoor Colony Bemina Abdul Rahman Dandroo told CNS that hundreds of shops in these localities were devastated in floods while not a single official from the administration visited their area. He alleged that whenever they approach district administration, the ‘babus’ their refuse to meet them. They demanded that there should be immediate relief for the affected shopkeepers.

The protestors said that said that for last 2 months, district administraion has done nothing to mitigate sufferings of affected traders of Bemina locality. “We have no other option other than to come on roads and protest,” they said. (CNS)

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