Fruit traders protests highway ban, demands immediate revocation of order

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Bilal Ahmad

Sopore,05 july: Fruit traders at Asia’s second largest Fruit mandi at apple town sopore on Friday held a protest demonstration demanding immediate revocation of restrictions on Kashmir highway till the completion of Amarnath Yatra.

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Scores of members of Fruit growers and dealers association led by President Fayaz Ahmad Malik @ kaka ji assembled at fruit mandi sopore while shouting slogans protesters holding placards and banners which reads“revoke highway ban “We love Yatris”.

President Fayaz Ahmad Malik said that due to the restrictions on public transport, the early variety of Apples and other fruits were badly affected in order to supply other parts of country, he said that people particularly students and business community has been also affected severely.

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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