|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 15: President of Association of Small and Tiny Industries, Harbinder Singh along with, Ajay Jagotra, Darshan Lal and Raminder Pal Singh highlighted the issues being faced by Micro Industries specifically related to Jammu Region. Addressing the media, Harbinder Singh mentioned that The erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir has been facing law and order issues since late 1989, which varied in intensity from time to time with major recent flare-up's in the year 20018, 2010 and 2016. By virtue of the recent developments, the state is now bifurcated with 2 Union Territories. Consequent to this bifurcation, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir presently has severe restrictions in the Kashmir Valley including closure of Landline, Mobile Phones and Internet Services, though progressively Landline phones are being restored. In Jammu division, Landline and Mobile Phones are working, however Internet Services are shut. There are frequent violations and cross border firing at LOC in different sectors at different times. Additionally, there were incidents of terrorist attacks in Jammu Division at Sunjwan and Nagrota Army Camp. Given this background, when State has been exposed to more or less law and order issues, disturbances in connectivity as well as terrorist attacks, the state would be the last destination for investment by anyone in the Country, due to the law and order issues and location disadvantages.