Traders threaten agitation

Srinagar, Apr 11: Kashmir traders body Wednesday threatened to stir an agitation in case government fails to provide justice to the family of Kathua Bakarwal little girl Asifa.
Scores of traders under the banner of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) staged protest here in Press Enclave Srinagar.
The protesting traders denounced Jammu Bar association’s bandh call in support of the accused in gangrape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano.
While talking to reporters, trade leader Farooq Ahmed Dar said that it is utterly shameful that some criminals with BJP backing are trying to give a communal color to the gruesome rape and murder incident.
He said they will launch an agitation in case government succumbed to the pressure of fringe elements. “Pressure is being created to subvert the case, so that culprits are given an easy escape,” Dar said.
The protesting traders chanted anti-government slogans and assured Jammu Muslims that they will always back them. (CNS)