Srinagar: With Srinagar reporting the highest COVID-19 positive cases across Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities ordered deferment of elections of Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) which was long overdue.
An order issued by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Aijaz Asad has mentioned that the election scheduled for Federation cannot be allowed due to fact that of rising COVID-19 cases in the district.
According to an order, “since the number of votes in federation is more than 1200 and in pursuance to Govt guidelines states that assembly of more than 200 people is not allowed, hence it is advisable that the elections of federation may be deferred for a period of two months”.
We would like to inform you all that elections of office bearers which was scheduled to be held in Srinagar has been deferred by the orders of the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar due to COVID-19 pandemic till further orders,” General secretary KTMF said. He said that once they receive any communication from the DC office regarding the polling, they would communicate to all the members of federation accordingly.