Highway ban: Hurriyat (M) extends support to Kashmir Fruit dealers demand
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday strongly denounced the “repressive measure” of preventing hundreds of vehicles including those laden with fruits and vegetables on Srinagar-Jammu highway under the “guise of convoy movement—a move that has resulted in huge loss to these traders and shortage of essentials for the masses.
“It is an anti people autocratic measure aimed to make the people of Kashmir struggle and beg even for items of daily need,” a spokesman of the amalgam said and described it a move that will choke the economy of Kashmir and trigger crisis in the Valley. “The indefinite strike announced by the New Kashmir Fruit Association against the move to prevent entry of trucks laden with essentials into Kaahmir from April 29 is justified and the entire Kashmiri nation stands with the fruit dealers in this hour of crisis.” Hurriyat Conference extends its support to their demand and asks the government to withdraw the inhuman ban on people and goods movement on the highway that is causing tremendous hardships for all segments of Kashmiri people.
by INS Desk