Transporters hold protest against authorities in Srinagar

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Sumo Transport Association members held a protest demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar against the administration for failing to release their pending payments due for hiring of their vehicles during local bodies —DDC and BDC —elections in the territory.

The South Kashmir Sumo Transport Associa-tion general secretary, Shabbir Ahmad talking to media men said that the administration has failed to release their payments till date after their vehicles were hired by authorities during DDC and BDC body elections in Kashmir valley, last year.

He said that they have knocked every door in the district including deputy commissioner Islama-bad and ARTO, however, they have not paid any heed to their sufferings.

“On one hand, we are hit by Covid-19 and on the other administration has failed to release our pending payments for hiring our vehicles. Our fami-lies and we are being forced into starvation as no-body is paying heed to our sufferings,” he said.

They threatened to go for an indefinite strike across South Kashmir, if the government and the concerned administration failed to release their pay-ments.—KMS

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