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Congress stages symbolic protest against unprecedented price hike in Jammu and Srinagar

Jammu/Srinagar, June 11 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Congress today held a strong protests at different places across Jammu and Kashmir against the unprecedented price hike of essential commodities especially the petrol, diesel and gas, as part of the nationwide call of the AICC.

JKPCC President Shri G.A. Mir led the protest demonstration in front of the Divisional Commissioner Office Jammu on the Railway Station Road near the petrol pump to register the symbolic protests. Several Senior PCC functionaries, former ministers, Legislators and Corporators joined the protest led by Shri Mir while similar protests were held by the Dist. Units, Frontal Wings and other party units and senior leaders at different places in Jammu and Kashmir.

Howover the protests were maintained to the limited presence and symbolic in nature in view of the covid-19 situation and the advisory. The protest was split into many parts of Jammu City too and limited to the senior functionaries and leaders only but the party leadership warned of massive protests all over the issue of price hike, once the covid situation improves, if the Modi Govt. remained unmoved and adamant to lower the taxes on petrol, diesel and gas and failed to check the prices of all commodities.

The protests were also organized by Pradesh Mahila Congress, Youth Congress, Congress Seva Dal, DCC Jammu (Urban) & (Rural), Kishtwar, Rajouri, Kathua, besides other Dist. Congress Committees and other Party Units in different parts of Jammu. Congress & Youth Congress workers held a strong protest at Kishtwar and detained by police.

The main protest of PCC at Jammu was also attended by S/Shri Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla, Suman Bhagat, Balwan Singh, Ravinder Sharma, Balbir Singh Rajnish Sharma, Th. Manmohan Singh, Shah Mohd. Choudhary, Pawan Raina, Shashi Sharma, Ashwani Puri, Nadeem Sharief Niaz, Corporators Dwarka Choudhary, Kamal Singh, Sobat Ali & Pritam Singh, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Vinod Sharma, K.K. Pangotra, Gurdarshan Singh, Suresh Dogra, Gajan Singh, Rajveer Singh, Sahil Sharma, Aiyaz Choudhary, Kapil Singh Chib, Dewan Chand, Amrit Bali, Satish Sharma, Kewal Jogi.

District Congress Committee Jammu Urban held a strong protest at Gumat Chowk Jammu against price hike of petrol & diesel near Petrol Pump. The protestors led by Ramakant Khajuria, joined by Chander Sheikhar, Gurmeet Singh, Atul Sharma, Vinay Sharma, Janak Mehra, Sanjeev Panda, Rajinder Singh Jamwal, Mool Raj, Paras Ram Baloria, Pawan Bhagat, G.S. Sodi, Harminder Kour, Gagan Bral, Rajinder Singh Randawa, Sonu Dogra, Jatinder Chib, Aman Bawa, Vijay Chib, Rajiv, Pawan Sharma and others.

At Rajouri, DCC Rajouri led by President and Former Minister Shabir Ahmed Khan and joined by other senior leaders of the district at Bus Stand Rajouri.

In Srinagar Congress on Friday staged peaceful symbolic protests in various Districts of Kashmir against unprecedented price hike in petrol, diesel, gas and other essential commodities and slammed the Centre Govt for failing to check inflation, which was responsible for restlessness amongst the common people.
The Party vowed to continue to highlight and fight against the mismanagement and misrule on the part of BJP Govt at Centre and demanded rollback of skyrocketing prices.
District Congress Committee Srinagar as part of Nation-Wide Protests against unprecedented price hike in petrol, diesel etc staged peace protest in Srinagar, in which prominent Party workers and leaders participated and lodged strong protests against the Centre’s failure to check the inflation, which has pushed common people to wall.
The participants raised slogan against the failed economic policies and lashed out Centre Govt for all time high prices on petrol, diesel and other commodities and said despite the economic losses, people were being forced to pay high prices, which was responsible for restlessness amongst the people.
The leaders speaking on the occasion expressed anguish over the current economic crisis in the country, holding Modi Govt responsible for the current crisis due to the lack of economic policy on the part of Govt
Those who participated included JKPCC General Secretary Surinder Singh Channi, DCC President Srinagar Abdul Gani Khan, Shameema Iqbal, AICC Members Nissar Ahmad Mundoo, Abid Kashmiri I/C Shopian District Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday, Mir Ruvais, Dr. Ayoub Matoo, Amir Rasool, Muzaffar Ahmad, Saira and various other leaders including fontal organizations.
Similar protest were held in Baramulla, Shopian, Kulgam, Kupwara where Congress Leaders Included DCC President Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Irshad Ahmad Ganie and various other leaders led the protests against the price hike in petrol, Diesel and demanded is roll back.

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