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Indefinite strike of Parimpora Fruit Mandi association begins

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Srinagar : To protest against the stoppage of supplies on Jammu-Srinagar highway, the Parimpora Fruit Mandi Association Monday began indefinite strike today. The traders begged their temporary tents in Mandi here to highlight their sufferings.

The association members also organized a protest today at Parimpora mandi here in which the traders affiliated with the trade participated.

Bashir Ahmad, president of the association told KNS, that it was the failure of State administration that the traders have took to the streets to raise their demands. “We suffered a huge loss as our supplies were being stopped unnecessarily on Jammu-Srinagar highway, thus pushing the traders towards starvation,” he said.

He added that not only the businessmen but the labourers working in the mandi are also facing tremendous hardships due to the halt in the trade.

“The State administration must take steps to ensure the traders do not suffer and the supplies must not be stopped on the way. The pious month, Ramdhan is approaching and the vegetables must be available for the people but stopping the supplies has caused huge sufferings to the people,” he added.

He said the media has played a pivotal role in highlighting the issue and people have also expressed resentment over the moves of State administration, thus, “we hope that the demands of traders will be fulfilled soon and apt action will be taken in this regard.” (KNS)

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