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GST in J&K: MLA Engineer Rashid detained as protests continue

MLA Engineer Rashid was detained by police Photograph: (DNA)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 05, 2017, 06.11 AM (IST)

Traders continued their protest against the against the implementation of Goods and Services tax (GST) for the second day today in Jammu and Kashmir with Awami Itihad Party MLA Engineer Rashid leading a march outside the state legislature in Srinagar.

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The situation soon turned violent which led the police to detain MLA Engineer Rashid even as traders in the state continued their protest. 

The Jammu and Kashmir legislature is currently discussing the implementation of the new GST regime which is aimed at securing a uniform tax structure nationwide but legislators and traders in Kashmir feel GST will erode the state's special position under the Indian constitution and affect the state's fiscal autonomy.

The state Assembly had to be adjourned yesterday after several legislators turned violent inside the House.


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