Jammu, September 28 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Jammu and Kashmir Transport Welfare Association (AJKTWA) has strongly criticized the occupation authorities for stopping fruit-laden trucks at various places along the Srinagar-Jammu highway for days together.
According to Kashmir Media Service, in an emergency meeting of the AJKTWA in Jammu presided over by the its Chairman Ajit Singh Khalsa, the members said that due to stoppage of fruit laden trucks by the Traffic Police authorities on the highway for days together, the truck operators/ owners and the fruit growers/ traders suffered massive losses. This was done deliberately by some elements for their vested interests, they said.
It is to mention here that the undeclared economic blockade of Kashmiri fruit growers by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government was a deliberate attempt to destroy the economy of landlocked IIOJK and punish the Kashmiri people for their struggle for right to self-determination. The halting of truckloads of fruit on the Srinagar-Jammu highway for weeks, together, is a willful ploy to inflict huge losses on Kashmiri fruit traders.
The intentional stoppage of fruit-laden trucks on the highway has led to a loss of around Rs5 billion to the fruit-growers in Sopore alone during the ongoing month of September. The fruit markets across the Kashmir Valley remained closed for two days in protest against unnecessary halting of fruit trucks.