Srinagar, June 7: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) on Wednesday held a meeting at its Srinagar headquarters wherein price rise, stopping of free ration distribution to poor, reduction of monthly ration quota to consumers and imposition of property tax were discussed.
The meeting was chaired by DPAP Deputy Chairman G.M. Saroori.
During the meeting, it was observed that people are suffering due to price hikes in essential commodities.
The meeting observed that the stoppage of free ration to the poor would lead to starvation of people while the reduction in monthly quota of ration to consumers in rice-consumed J&K is unacceptable.
The meeting further observed that on one hand authorities have failed to control the prices of essential commodities while on the other hand the government is hiking the prices of gas refills and electricity.
It was also observed that imposition of property tax in J&K is unacceptable given the fact people in the past few years have suffered losses due to COVID-19 lockdown.
It was unanimously concluded that DPAP will hold a protest rally on Thursday (June 8) to protest against all these matters.
The DPAP protest rally would commence from DPAP Sonwar headquarters and would culminate at the Divisional Commissioner’s office.
Among others who participated in the meeting include Chief Spokesperson Salman Nizami, Provisional President Muhammad Amin Bhat, Deputy Provisional President Muhammad Altaf Dar, General Secretary Khalid Tufail, Zonal President Peer Bilal, General Secretary Sahfeeq Shabnum, District President Srinagar Aamir Sultan, District President Budgam, Ghulam Nabi Parwana, District President Baramulla Shoib Lone, District President Shopian Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday.