Kashmiri traders and fruit dealers protest against highway restrictions

On Friday 12 July 2019, traders and fruit dealers held a protest at Sopore fruit mandi demanding the revocation of the order restricting the movement of vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

The protesters used banners and placards to send messages like we love yatris’, ‘lift the ban on the highway’ and ‘save fruit industry of valley’.

According to the protesters, the trucks loaded with fruits remain halted due to the highway restrictions. Apples get spoiled or over-ripened on the way.

The protesters said that they wholeheartedly welcome the yatris but asked the government to devise a mechanism to ensure unhindered movement of the vehicles on the highway. (

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