By: Musaib Iqbal MK
Business community of Kashmir through their organizations have appealed to Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha to lift the curfew so that they can set in motion the process of their survival.
The business community of Kashmir has said that the frequent lockdowns have already broken their back and if the government will not ease restrictions in the coming days they would be left with their families for starvation.
In Srinagar city corona curfew has been enforced strictly and most of the trading centres, shops and business establishments are shut and it has crippled the daily life completely in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir.
According to the news agency KNO, quoting the coordination committee of the business community, saying that the government should ease the restrictions so that they can resume their trading activities.
The Joint Coordination Committee of City Center (JCCCC) Traders Wednesday appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to opt for unlocking as otherwise many would be left to starvation.
In a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), President Kashmir Retailers Association and General Secretary JCCCC, Farhan Kitab said the lockdown has badly affected the livelihood of lacks of people who along with their families have been left at the verge of starvation.
He said from traders to transporters, the business community is badly affected especially for the city center shopkeepers, where no shop has been able to open for the last over a month.
He said let the government call a joint meeting of stakeholders and medical health experts to decide about the protocol for the unlock.
Kitab extended full support to the adherence of such prospective protocol of SOPs as would be set by the government.
With inputs from KNO