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JAMMU, Dec 12: An urgent Press Conference was held today at Press Club Jammu, wherein the 461 members of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Regd.) Jammu, who were enrolled as members after March 2017, voiced their concern against the decision of debarring them from voting in the forthcoming elections of JCCI, scheduled to be held on 17 January 2021. A large number of members of JCCI gathered together at the venue and the Press Conference was addressed by Sh. Deepak Malhotra, Sh. Ram Anand, Sh. Tarun Uppal, Sh. Jatinder Gupta,Prof. Gopi Kishen Muju and others.
They apprised of the fact that these 461 members, who were enrolled after March 2017,comprise of more than 20% of the total membership of JCCI, which is quite a big number.
They have not only paid the full Membership fee along with required documents while enrolling themselves but also, most of them have paid the Annual Subscription Fee too.
They further said that their Membership forms had been duly approved by the then Secretary General of JCCI, which can be verified by any independent agency if required. Moreover, they were even issued Membership ID Cards & Certificates.
They said that they feel dejected due to such discrimination, that too without any valid reason.
Expressing their full faith in the Indian Judiciary, they said, whosoever has misled the Hon’ble Court of law and got them debarred from their constitutional and democratic right to cast vote in the forthcoming elections of JCCI as well as turned the highest and apex body of Trade & Industry a political battlefield, will soon be exposed along with his group.
Considering the plight of the business community, that it has gone through ever since the working of JCCI came to a grinding halt in February earlier this year, because of court directions rendering JCCI headless with no one to represent it in the troubled COVID-19 time.
they said that they have no intention to stall the election process at all.
But at the same time, if they do not get their constitutional & democratic right to vote, then they shall be left with no other option but to approach the Court of Law as they have utmost faith in the Indian Judicial System.
Deepak Malhotra Ram Anand Tarun Uppal
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