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Parimpora Fruit Mandi traders to go on indefinite strike from Monday
4/24/2019 12:57:31 AM
Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Apr 23 : Fruits and vegetables are likely to get dearer in the Srinagar city and other areas inKashmir valley with traders at Fruit Mandi Parimpora planning an indefinite strike from April 29 to protest against the routine stopping of fruit and vegetables-laden vehicles on Jammu Srinagar Highway near Udampur.
The Mandi comprises more than 300 shops and around 3000 people are directly associated with it for earning their livelihood.
President, New Kashmir fruit Association Parimpora Bashir Ahmad said that they have called an indefinite strike from Monday 29. " Every day our fruit and vegetables- laden vehicles are stopped unnecessarily in Udampur by police. Fruits have short life and get destroyed due to stopping of our vehicles on highway. We understand that Losses are inflicted deliberately," the president claimed.
He said that though they raised the issue many times with the top authorities but no heed has been paid in this regard." Now we have decided to shut our business till our problem wont be resolved,"
He said that they are not satisfied with the assurances given by the government and therefore they have decided to gofor strike. He claimed that due to unnecessary stopping of vehicles, the traders at fruit mandi are losing crores every month. " Deliberately our trucks are being stopped in the Udampur region. We have seen that when a truck offers money to the police, only then they allow them to move towards Kashmir," Bashir claimed.
He alleged that even on Sunday when traffic was not allowed on highway, they received several vegetable and fruit- laden trucks from Jammu, and "they told us that they paid money to the police who later allowed them to move".
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