Refrain from undue profiteering: Geelani to traders
Appealing traders’ fraternity to refrain from undue profiteering in the current disastrous circumstances after the floods ravaged Kashmir, Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani today said there were complaints about some traders resorting to high rates of eatables in various areas.
According to a Hurriyat (G) statement, Geelani, “appealed all the traders and shopkeepers to stay away from illegal profiting and hoarding and keep all the products and commodities available to the people at affordable rates.”
Geelani further said on one hand the government was subjecting the people to misery and on the other, our own traders were using unkind ways to get more profit. Addressing activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat on the occasion of departure of relief teams to different areas, Geelani stressed that the relief material should reach to the affected families as they were in a state of distress and need.
The relief teams were sent to Sambora, Kakpora and Lelhar areas of Pulwama, Narabal and Sadapora areas of Budgam district and Nowgam Sumbal, Seerbagh areas of Bandipora district where relief material was distributed among the affected families.
Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat hailed the release of Engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan from Tihar jail and a delegation visited Khan’s Islamabad residence to great him.