Shutdown in Chenab, Ladakh biggest achievement of 2016 agitation: Kashmiri traders

  • We continue to support the pro freedom leadership program

Srinagar: Kashmiri traders on Sunday said that spreading of ongoing agitation to Chenab valley and Ladakh is the one of the biggest achievement of 2016 agitation.
They said that fiscal losses are revocable but not the precious lives lost in forces action.
“Now the pro-freedom protests have spread out of Kashmir. People in Chenab valley,

Pirpanchal and Ladakh have observed shutdown to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. They have also raised their voice for right to self determination. This is one of the biggest achievements of this agitation,” Muhammad Yasin Khan, President Kashmir Economic Alliance told KNS.

He added that financial losses are revocable. “All these economic losses are revocable once the nation brings the ongoing movement to its logical conclusion. Presently, traders are suffering loss of Rs 123 crores to Rs 132 crores daily. But we are least bothered about these losses,” he added.

He said that traders, as a part and parcel of society, are much worried about those killed, maimed and blinded in forces action.

Hilal Ahmad Mando, Chairman Traders Federation Parimpora Fruit Mandi said that traders have extended their confidence to the joint resistance leadership.

“All traders have unanimously called on Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. We have expressed our conviction on their leadership and faith to follow their programmes in letter and spirit,” Mando told KNS.

“It is immaterial to us how much fiscal losses we are facing. Our heart goes out for those innocents killed in forces action. We are ready and prepared to carry on the movement till it reaches to its logical conclusion,” he said.

He urged Government of India to initiate dialogue with the stakeholders without any further delay to resolve long pending Kashmir issue. (KNS)

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