SRINAGAR, Apr 24: Calling upon the Government to, at least exempt vehicles carrying perishable items, vegetables, fruits, poultry and livestock from National Highway Traffic ban, president, J&K Peoples Movement, Dr Shah Faesal has said that the ban is harming small traders the most.
In a statement issued today, Dr Faesal said that restrictions on the movement of vehicles carrying perishable items have put traders to huge loss, adding that administration seems to be in deep slumber to pay heed to the pleas of affected people.
“I got a call last night that a vehicle carrying livestock has been stuck on the highway for last two days. There is shortage of fodder and the animals are about to die due to hunger”, Shah Faesal added. He said that not only human beings but even animals are also suffering due to the highway ban.
He demanded to revoke the draconian measure immediately. He said ban on movement of civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is totally undemocratic and anti-people which is causing huge inconvenience to all sections of the society including small and marginal traders.