Sopore: Dozens of traders from Fruit Mandi Sopore staged a protest on Monday against the authorities for allegedly stopping their fruit-laden trucks along the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Assembled at Asia’s second-largest Fruit Mandi in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the protesters said that they are suffering heavy losses due to the alleged stoppage of fruit-laden trucks by police along the highway.
“We are facing huge losses as the fruits are getting rotten on the highway due to the continuous stoppage of trucks,” said a group of traders.
The protesting traders threatened that they would suspend trade at Fruit Mandi Sopore in case police continues to stop fruit and vegetable-laden trucks on the highway.
Fruit Mandi Sopore President, Fayaz Ahmad Malik (Kaka G), told KNO that their trucks are frequently being stopped by police after the abrogation of Article 370.
He said the authorities are turning blind-eye towards the issue. “The government should resolve our issues on a priority basis,” he said.
The protesters urged the Lieutenant Governor-led administration to look into the matter and resolve their issue once for all. KNO