Today a statewide protests were held after Friday prayers against NIA raids and implementation of GST against business community. Leaders and activists condemned ransacking of properties during night raids in Shopian & Kulgam areas and demanded immediate release of all political prisoners.

  Mohd Shafi Rishi, Mohd Yusuf Naqash, Nisar Hussain Rather, Syed Mohd Shafi, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Mohd Ramzan Khan, Sheikh Zameer Ahmad, Ab Rashid Lone, Mohd Amin Bhat and Omer Adil Dar held a sit in protest in Soiteng Lasjan

 Reacting sharply over raids conducted by NIA, they said that Indian government is frustrated to the extent that they frame and raid residences of pro-freedom leaders and activists on the pre-planned psychological crackdown, so that they surrender and stop voicing the sentiments of their nation, thereby covering and shielding their atrocities and barbarism against common and unarmed people.

Leadership expressed their deep concern over proposed implementation of GST in state and said that it is a well thought out plane to cripple our trade and economy. Lashing out at state authorities, the leadership said that they are hell-bent to harm business community and added that few state ministers are in league with authorities in Nagpur & are being lured to implement GST in state.

They urged immediate release of all prisoners ahead of Eid, leadership said that their insensitivity, unconcern and uncalled curbs on peaceful activities is the root cause of uncertainty in state and situation is turning from bad to worse.