GST &Jaitley

BK Web Desk/ Srinagar
May 19, 2017 0 Comments EDITORIAL 287 Views
GST &Jaitley

With the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley  announcing some of the reformative changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) before rolling it out formally, the union Minister who is also union Defence Minister today lambasted the Pakistan’s judicial system over the court verdict of the Kulbhushan Jadhav. He said that India won its case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the immediate suspension of the death sentence handed to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for alleged espionage in Pakistan. In its verdict, ICJ ruled “unanimously that Pakistan shall take all measures that Jadhav is not executed” pending the court’s final verdict on the matter. The ICJ verdict, read out by court present Judge Ronny Abraham of France, also was in favour of India on several other counts, including that Jadhav was entitled to consular access despite being tried as an alleged spy and that the Vienna convention was overridden by a bilateral pact signed between the two countries in 2008. The ICJ also said that its interim order were binding on Pakistan. The Union Minister who is here for chairing the GST Council Meet chose to comment  on various political issues including the ongoing situation in Kashmir valley, talks with Hurriyat leaders, the surge in militancy and the role of army in the ongoing situation. Jaitley vehemently denied of engaging with the Hurriyat leadership over Kashmir issue. “At the movement, normalcy is our main priority, let the situation gets normal. we may think of engaging with the Hurriyat leadership.” The GST meeting in Srinagar was held at a time when the situation isn’t conducive. Just barely two days back, chief minister was greeted with Azadi slogans at the same venue where GST meeting is being held. The State Government has put in all its men and machinery to make sure that the event is held in a peaceful way. While this is a welcome step that such conferences are held in Kashmir which will send a powerful message across.

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