In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent protests against Indian government’s plan of implementing Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the territory.
According to media sources, the authorities imposed restrictions in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Maharajgang, Safa Kadal areas and deployed heavy contingents of Indian troops and police personnel in full riot gear.
Complete shutdown was observed in the territory on the call of the President of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF), Muhammad Yasin Khan against the implementation of the GST. Shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road.
Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Khan while he was leading a demonstration in Srinagar against the implementation of GST.
Traders in the Kashmir Valley fear that the implementation of GST will erode the special status enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir under 370 of Indian Constitution.