Srinagar, Oct 10: National Conference (NC) has said that far from providing fiscal help, Government of India (GOI) has done injustice by imposing property tax amidst the economic slow down.
General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Saturday chaired a meet of constituency in charges and office bearers of district Srinagar here at party head quarters Nawa-e -Subha, Srinagar.
Party’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior leader Mubarak Gul, women’s wing president Shameema Firdous, Central Secretary Irfan Shah, Vice PP Muhammad Syed Akhoon, district president Peer Afaq Ahmed, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, and VP YNC Ahsan Pardesi attended the meet.
Expressing concern over the imposition of property tax in J&K the leaders, said that amidst depressing economic activity and soaring unemployment, the GOI has amended two municipal laws of J&k and given power to the local administration to levy and collect property tax.
“Far from doling out fiscal help and other supportive measures, the government, the leaders said, wants to suck the life and blood of people. The leaders said the measure will push the people to the wall,” the party statement said.
Terming the move as grave injustice, the leaders said the imposition of the property tax, at a time when the economy is reeling under slowdown, will overburden people, who are struggling to make ends meet.
During the course of the meeting the participants discussed reorganization of Youth National Conference (YNC), current situation and issues concerning the people.