‘Unannounced’ Weekend Lockdown Takes Traders By Surprise

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Srinagar- The imposition of weekend lockdown without mak­ing any announcement has led to the sufferings of tourists as well as the losses to the traders; alleged trade bodies, stating that the unexpected decision has sur­prised all in the Valley.

Talking to the news agen­cy—Kashmir Chamber of Com­merce and Industries (KCC&I) president, Sheikh Ashiq said that it was surprising to see the government imposing a lock­down today without making any prior notice.

“The business fraternity are well concerned citizens as well. Covid was not new for the people as it exists for the past three years now. The traders have always stood to save lives and livelihood also. But, the de­cision came as a surprise to all,” he said.

Ashiq further added that the decision should have been planned and conveyed to the people before as it was not a mat­ter of a day only, but a long plan­ning issue. He also said that such decisions come as a jolt for the people, who are daily earners.

He also said that after to­day’s unannounced lockdown, they have received reports from different parts, claiming that the tourists present in the Valley faced immense hard­ships throughout the day due to unexpected and surprising decisions.

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