greater kashmir epaper 21/08/2016

The transport organisations, ferrying essential supplies in Jammu and Kashmir, today began an “indefinite strike” and halted supply of commodities in the state including to security forces alleging attacks on their trucks in the Valley.

“From today onwards we have decided to proceed on an indefinite strike across the state,” President of All Jammu and Kashmir Truck Drivers and Conductors Union, Kharudin Wani, said.

The All Jammu and Kashmir Oil Tankers Association too has decided to call for an indefinite strike, stating that 14 oil tankers were attacked and damaged in Kashmir.

The Transport association has also decided to stop supply to the security establishments including Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh region.

The strike would threaten oil supplies to the Siachen glacier.

This is for the first time truckers and oil tankers have decided to stop essential supplies of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. “14 of our tankers were damaged by the stone-pelting mob and two of our drivers were seriously injured in the attack,” President of the All Jammu and Kashmir Oil Tankers Association, Anan Sharma, claimed.

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