JAMMU, Oct 19: The prevailing critical situation in Kashmir after the spate of killings of non-local workers can affect the industry in the Jammu region as tourists and devotees can change their plans to visit the UT in the ensuing winters.
This was stated by CCI Jammu president, Arun Gupta while interacting with National organising secretary Bharat Vikas Parishad, Suresh Jain visited Chamber House here on Tuesday.
The visiting guest held a threadbare discussion with the Chamber team on various burning issues related to the Jammu region and the current boiling situation in Kashmir, wherein people are fleeing out of fear of targeted killings.
The other issues which were part of the discussion include the demand of tweaking the J&K Land Act to provide justice to Mahajan, Khatri, Jain and Sikh communities which are presently barred from buying agricultural land, giving adequate relaxation to liquor bar owners for renewal of their licenses, rehabilitating the genuine wine shop owners who lost their livelihood due to e-auction of new shops, finding via-media to save small traders from the Reliance stores which are about to come to UT in a big number, making things clear in case of Darbar Move especially with regard to twin capital cities because it is vital to redefine the status of capital cities in J&K, annulling the passenger tax in line with other UTs, and the issue of residents of various colonies in Jammu who have been asked to vacate land chunks of their plots citing some 60 years’ old order.
Gupta condemned the killings of innocent people in the Kashmir and said that such incidents act as bottlenecks in the way of speeding up economic activities in the UT and frighten the people especially those communities which are being targeted. He appealed the LG to take cognizance of the situation in the valley.
He appreciated the efforts of the Central as well as LG Government for signing a MoU between the J&K Government and the Dubai Government regarding investment in the real estate sector, IT Towers, Hospitals, Medical Colleges, Multipurpose towers, etc. He said that these types of developments will not only boost the economy of UT of J&K but will also provide employment opportunities to the educated youth.
Other office bearers- Anil Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Gaurav Gupta, Rajesh Gupta and Rajesh Gupta-II were also present.