|Congress holds protests in Jammu, Reasi over Property Tax|
Early Times Report
Jammu, Oct 19: The heavy contingent of police today foiled an attempt by the Congress workers to hold protest and block the Tawi Bridge when it prevented the protest march of the Senior Congress leaders and large number of workers to proceed ahead, as the party today held a strong protest demonstration seeking roll back of the decision to impose property Tax besides removal of toll plazas and various other unreasonable taxes on the common people of Jammu and Kashmir including one time road Tax, hike stamp duty Tax and registration Tax and sought immediate restoration of state hood to J&K.
Led by JKPCC Vice President and former Minister Raman Bhalla, Kanta Bhan, Ravinder Sharma, Yogesh Sawhney, Manmohan Singh, Rajnish Sharma, Shiv Dev Singh, Ashok Sharma, Indu Pawar, Ch. Gharu Ram and several other prominent leaders, a large number of Congress workers took out a strong protest demonstration at Shaheedi Chowk Jammu City to register protest over the decision for imposition of property tax besides opposing series of toll tax, one time road tax, road cubs, higher rates of stamp duty as compared to other UTs and 1850 percent hike of registration fee. Congress leaders and workers charged BJP of unleashing a Tax terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir amidst worst economic crises in the country apart from covid-19 crisis and unprecedented price hike.