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To cover its failures, Govt makes butcher a scapegoat
Lawlessness Zindabad!
5/12/2019 11:44:53 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, May 12: Call it an irony of sorts or something else, in six days of revered Muslim month Ramadan, the state authorities have in the entire state cracked whip against just one meat shop owner and the action has been ironically publicised widely as a very major achievement.
As the government is being criticised widely for allowing black marketing during the ongoing month of Ramadan and not acting against the violators, the dispensation in order to save itself from further ridicule made a shop owner a scapegoat and presented him as a mascot all across.
It was indeed questionable that how come the government in entire state found just one single shop owner who was selling mutton at the exuberant price.
The first government handout issued on Sunday had this news on the top that the authorities have sealed a butchery for overcharging. It stated further that
the authorities in Srinagar Sunday sealed butchery at Nowshera area here after a surprise inspection caught it selling meat at higher-than-approved rate.
The owner of the butchery operating under the business name Manzoor Meat Shop was arrested and an FIR under Section 3/7 of the Essential Commodities Act registered against him in the local police station.
The action is in pursuance to a series of measures the administration has taken against violators over the past few days in response to complaints of overpricing of fresh food items following the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The authorities have stepped up the market vigil to check the menace of overpricing of essential commodities in the market.
It is notable that the District Magistrate has directed for daily inspections of all fresh food markets across the district throughout the month of Ramadan. He has called for strict action against all those indulging in overpricing.
The administration has appealed the general public to help in maintaining a check on the black marketing of essential items and report such instances on phone number 9419080036 or to FCS&CA senior officers at 9906464944 (for areas in the North) and 7051736919 (for those in the South of the district).
However the news is being viewed widely on social media with the eyes of suspension. Netizens all across are pointing fingers at such a government actin in which it caught a single shop owner, publicised his arrest widely and couldn't see the black marketing going on at an unprecedented pace all across sans any remorse. "Do you think that such optics would cover the government's inaction to crack a whip against the violators and make us believe that everything is going on as per the laid down procedures of the government?," asked Srinagar based tech shop owner Suhail Ahmad.
There are many who questions that how come the government could apprehended just one single meat shop owner for overcharging. "Every shop is doing the over charging. The government cannot arrest one single violator and wants to leave the show unscathed," said Owais Ahmad, a student based in Ganderbal.
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