Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) Friday urged government to avoid suspending the internet at the whiff of air.
President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industries Mushtaq Ahmad Wani (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
In a statement KCCI president Mushtaq Ahmad Wani said “suspension of internet connectivity creates panic and gives rise to dangerous rumor mongering that can add to the trouble beyond measure.”
Wani according to statement noted with concern that the “curb and crush methods adopted by the administration to overcome the perpetual unrest in the valley caused of other unaddressed issues has been causing more harm to the normal activity of life than achieving any desirable result towards restoration of peace in the state.”
Castigating government over ban, Wani said this has resulted in huge losses to business community. “While the unabated use of pellets and bullets here and there every now and then has become a routine matter for the security forces, suspension of internet connectivity by the government is used as a tool to hold at ransom the entire online business activities like education, travel, general trade and banking.”