Pak agencies behind selective killings in Kashmir: JCCI

JCCI president Rakesh Gupta speaking to media persons in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh
JCCI president Rakesh Gupta speaking to media persons in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 30: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said that Pak agencies were behind the selective killings in Kashmir valley and Government must ensure security to the truckers and labourers.
While addressing media persons here today JCCI president Rakesh Gupta said , ” We condemn the killing of innocent truckers who are maintaining the lifeline for every Kashmiri despite such incidents and ground situation and the labourers in the Kashmir valley. The Govt must provide substantial & adequate monetary compensation to the kin of all deceased.”
The Chamber president directly blamed the Pakistani agencies behind these selective killings and also advised the political parties in opposition to stand together in the interest of the nation and blame the rouge neighbours for these killings which provoke & inflame communal feelings and also bleed economy of the State and the country. The JCCI chief said that “we are here for trade and tourism and not for terrorism.”
Gupta also welcomed the appointment of first Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu and pinned high hopes on him considering his integrity and diligence. He expressed lot of expectations with regard to good governance, plugging the gap between the common masses and the administration, making public servants accountable and take exemplary and stringent actions against corruption. He also hoped that officers of integrity shall be appointed at important positions and also that the new Lt. Governor shall bring a full stop to the untimely transfers which has become like a industry in the administration.
He urged the Lt. Governor to evolve the practice of taking all stakeholders on board and avoid unilateral decisions as was being done recently. He also hoped that from November 1 “One Nation One Tax” shall be implemented in letter and spirit. The other JCCI office bearers were also present on the occasion.