Sopore fruit traders demand revocation of highway ban order

Fruit traders at apple town Sopore on Friday held a protest demonstration demanding immediate revocation of restrictions on Kashmir highway till the completion of Amarnath Yatra.

Scores of members of Fruit Growers And Dealers Association and members of Buyers Union led by Fayaz Ahmad Malik and Mudasir Ahmad assembled at fruit mandi, Sopore while shouting slogans and holding placards and banners which read “revoke highway ban”, “We love Yatris”.

President Fayaz Ahmad Malik said that due to the restrictions on public transport, the supplies of early variety of apples and other fruits will get badly affected. He said while the public in general, and students and business community in particular has got severly affected.