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Fruit traders protest against highway ban, demand revocation

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by Peerzada Waseem
Sopore: Traders associated with fruit industry on Friday protested against government order of banning civilian movement on highway till Yatra ends. They demanded immediate revocation of the order.
Members of Fruit Growers and Dealers Association led by President Fayaz Ahmad Malik assembled at fruit mandi Sopore to protest against the orders.
“Due to the restrictions on public transport, the early variety of Apples and other fruits were badly affected while they were to be supplied to other parts of country,” he said.
Pertinently the authorities have barred civilian traffic on 97 km stretch on Kashmir highway for five hours and suspension of trains on Qazigund-Banihal track from 10 am to 3 pm to “facilitate smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra”.

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