Baramulla, Feb 3: Amid the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, the Traders Federation Baramulla in here has appealed to the government to exempt them from the drive, saying that the action against them would certainly affect their livelihood.
Addressing a press conference here in Baramulla, Traders Federation’s General Secretary, Tariq Ahmed Mugloo, said that they are ready to pay the rent and nominal charges for the shops and complexes.
He said that the government should consider its decision as the demolition drive would directly affect their livelihood.
Tariq said that they have completed all the formalities at a time when the shops and complexes were raised, but it is unfortunate that despite the passage of four decades, they are being asked to vacate as the land where the structures have come up is ‘state land’.
While pinning hope on the Lieutenant Governor led Administration in J&K, the traders said that they are expecting a favourable decision from the administration as the issue pertains to the livelihood of 400 families.
The appeal from the traders comes at a time when the government has started anti-encroachment drive and has made clear that the poor will be excluded and the administration will ensure that the livelihood of people will not get affected.
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