From Srinagar, GST meet sends out political message

The meeting of the goods and services tax (GST) council in Srinagar is turning out to be as much of a political statement as it is an important consultation on the pathbreaking tax reform.

Against a backdrop of protests often marked by stone-pelting, the Srinagar summer is cool and bracing. The calm may be deceptive but senior PDP members urge that Kashmir’s reality is “many layered”, and not defined by street violence alone. With visiting finance ministers busy taking in sights like the Hazratbal and Dal Lake ahead of the meeting, the GST council is a riposte to the depressing picture of alienation and violence. There is a possibility that a tour of the Dal might be a signal of solidarity with those who seek normalcy in the troubled state. A trip to Gulmarg has also been thrown in. Read More…


Credit By : The Times Of India

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