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Sopore fruit growers protest against halting of fruit-laden trucks on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Growers stage protest at Sopore Mandi demanding smooth transportation of fruit laden trucks along the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Demand smooth transportation of trucks along the highway

Sopore: Scores of fruit growers on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest demonstration inside fruit mandi Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district against the halting of fruit-laden trucks along the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

The protesting growers were demanding smooth transportation of fruit-laden trucks along the highway.

President Fruit Mandi Sopore, Fayaz Ahmed Malik said that they have already suffered heavy losses during the last several years due to natural calamities and continued blockage of the highway and now unnecessarily stopping of fruit-laden trucks is compounding to their miseries.

He alleged that the authorities are unnecessarily stopping trucks and it seems they deliberately want them to suffer.

Notably, trucks were earlier stopped in view of the Amarnath Yatra, however, following protests and several representations, LG Sinha passed directions to the concerned not to stop the fruit-laden trucks along the highway. (KNO)


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