Srinagar, Jan 16 : The Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) has threatened to launch an agitation if the Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) by security forces in the Kashmir valley were not stopped immediately.
The CASOs are proving a disaster for life and economic activities in the Valley, KTMF president Haji Mohammad Yasin Khan, who also heads Kashmir Economic Alliance, said in a statement here on Tuesday afternoon.
He said instead of taking measures to bring end to CASOs, the deadly operations have reached the old City or Shaher-e Khaas.
He was referring to recent CASO in the old city Habba Kadal, which evoked massive reaction from main opposition National Conference (NC) in and outside the state legislature.
Mr Khan alleged that after other districts including villages, towns and tehsils, at the onset of new year, the CASO has reached heart of Srinagar, which means that some forces are hell bent to script calendar of 2018 with more and more killings, chaos and other disorder.