Parimpora Fruit Mandi traders to go on indefinite strike from Monday
Srinagar: Fruits and vegetables are likely to get dearer in the Srinagar city and other areas in Kashmir valley with traders at Fruit Mandi Parimpora planning an indefinite strike from Monday 29 to protest against the routine stopping of fruit and vegetables-laden vehicles on the Jammu Srinagar Highway near Udhampur.
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 Udhampur 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 won’t be resolved,”
He said that they are not satisfied with the assurances given by the government and therefore they have decided to call for a strike.
He claimed that due to unnecessary stopping of vehicles, the traders at fruit mandi are losing crores every month. (KNS)