In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has demanded of the authorities to ensure hassle-free movement of fruit-laden trucks on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the KCCI President Sheikh Aashiq talking to reporters in Srinagar said that the authorities should ensure a mechanism so that the movement of the trucks goes on smoothly for the whole season. He said the economy of the Kashmir Valley will continue to suffer till the highway issue is resolved.
Pertinently, the undeclared economic blockade of Kashmiri fruit growers by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has inflicted 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.
The economic blockade of the Kashmiri fruit growers and traders by Modi regime was a deliberate attempt to destroy the economy of 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 malicious ploy to inflict huge losses on Kashmiri fruit traders.—INP