Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday took out a protest rally demanding the revocation of the recent government order on J&K Bank.
Scores of PDP leaders and activists led by former minister, Naeem Akhtar, took out a protest rally from the party headquarters and marched towards the Press Enclave in Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
Party’s official Twitter handle also posted a photo saying that it is an assault on the economy of the state.
Assault on J&K Bank is an assault on the economy of Jammu & Kashmir. We demand immediate revocation of the order by the Administration.
Party today rallied against the SAC decision. Senior leaders G N Lone Hanjura, Naem Akhtar & District Prez Srinagar Khurshid Alam led the march pic.twitter.com/321VtUAMyy
— J&K PDP (@jkpdp) November 29, 2018
However, a police party intercepted them at Polo View and prevented them from marching ahead. The protesters were chanting slogans like ‘JK bank hamara hai’ (JK bank belongs to us), and ‘roll back roll back SAC decision roll back’.
“Turning J&K Bank into a PSU is an assault on the economy of Jammu and Kashmir. We want to tell governor Sahab to revoke it,” said Akhtar while talking to reporters. “We won’t relent (until the order is revoked).”