Work remains suspended in courts in Jammu

     Aman Zutshi

Jammu: The work remained suspended in the High Court and all other courts on Saturday  in Jammu due to the agitation of J&K High Court Bar Association in collaboration with the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to protest against the UT administration’s decision to impose property tax.

The work remain suspended in the Janipur High Court today, while the strike call also received backing from the traders body  in opposition of the house tax which will come into full force from April 1st.

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However, the  All J&K Transport Welfare Association yesterday refused to participate in the Bandh call saying that they will not be able to support the strike call as the transporters were not taken into confidence, but they also said that they oppose property tax.


“Yesterday, the Jammu traders body met with our president of Bar Association and decided to observe this strike call as from past 70 years people in J-K have not paid property tax”, a lawyer said.

“In opposition of the house tax we have given this strike call and this is a genuine demand of local people as they can’t afford it”, he added.

“We have suspended our work in this connection. Some lawyers have come to the court but they are not working”, he said.

“We’re seeing the impact of the Jammu Bandh Call as for now but as the day will pass we will get to know its impact here”, said Mr Vikas Gupta, a local resident.

“They have now given this bandh call when the date of implementation of house tax is approaching near, instead they should have given this strike call the day the govt declared the property tax here to leave a impact”, he alleged.