Says business community ready to face any losses due to non-implementation of GST in present form
Srinagar, June 30: Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) on Friday called for general strike in the valley tomorrow against the proposed implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state.
“We are against this new law in which they talk about one India, one tax. We will not allow the implementation of this new law, even if we have to sacrifice our lives. We will not allow the erosion of our special status. We are giving a call for Kashmir bandh tomorrow,” KTMF president Muhammad Yasin Khan said here.
He said the business community in the valley is ready to face any losses on account of non-implementation of GST, but they would not allow implementation of the new tax regime in the state in its present form.
We will not allow any amendments to the special status of J-K. We are ready to face any losses due to non-implementation of the new tax regime. People in Chenab valley and Pir Panchal are with us and they will also observe the bandh,” he said.
Khan said KTMF would hold a sit-in protest at city centre Lal Chowk here tomorrow and appealed the traders in other districts to protest the proposed implementation of the new tax regime in its present form.