Traders, transporters protest against levying of toll tax in IOK » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, May 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, traders and transporters on Wednesday staged a strong protest against Indian government’s decision to impose toll tax on all types of vehicles plying on Srinagar-Jammu highway.

The toll is being collected by India’s National Highways Authority at the toll Post Kachkoot Fee Plaza in Sangam area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district.

The traders and transporters staged a protest demonstration outside the office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad demanding the revocation of the cruel decision of the Indian government saying that the decision would add to the worries of the common Kashmiri people already suffering from prolonged conflict and a shattered economy.

The protesters under the banner of all traders and manufacturers Association Islamabad, Taxi Stand Union Janglatmandi, Bus and Matador Associations submitted a joint memorandum before Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, demanding an immediate withdrawal of the decision.

They said that all people from Jammu and Kashmir should be excluded from the purview of Toll imposition.

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