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Jammu traders grieve over strict rules, wants an end to ‘Babu Raaj’

Last Updated on October 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

It has been more than two years of abrogation of article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union-territories. But the businessmen in Jammu are not happy and annoyed with the current system prevailing in the newly carved out Union Territory in Jammu and Kashmir.

There have been continuous demands of the businessman to end the ‘Babu Raaj’ system.

As per reports, businessmen in Jammu city expressed that the administration is unaware about the ground reality.

A businessman said that since the past two years many rules which are rigid have been made applicable in J&K. He further said that facilities that are being provided to common people are almost zero and added that the Lieutenant Governor should start holding public darbars and listen to the grievances of the people directly so as to know the ground situation.

 Another trader said that the officials are not ready to hear the people as the files remain pending for months. He further added that it looks like that the Lt Governor is being misled by the officials around him. He further said that Jammu is facing huge problems and no one seems to be interested in addressing and solving these and they need elected representatives who can hear them.

Another businessman said that many people have become jobless and everyone is protesting for one reason or the other. He further grieved that there is nothing for the people of Jammu as everyday new guidelines are issued, like malls are being opened.  He further said that though there is no harm in new ventures coming up but first government should see whether the people are progressing or are on the path of decline. “We sometimes hear Dr Farooq Abdullah has been put behind bars and Mehbooba (Mufti) has been arrested. Is this democracy? If someone is doing wrong, punish him but at least try to know what a common man is facing”, he said.