No supply of petroleum products to Kashmir: J and K PTA

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Jammu, Jul 29 (UNI) Supporting the ongoing agitation over Amarnath land issue, the Jammu and Kashmir Petrol Tankers Association has stopped the supply of petroleum products to the valley.

''The Sangharsh Samiti has extended the Jammu bandh till July 31 and it has been unanimously decided that there will be no supply of petroleum products to the valley,'' Anand Sharma, president of the association told UNI.

Mr Sharma said the association has initiated a step forward to support the agitation, which is a people's movement for a cause.

Earlier the petroleum supply was affected during first week of this month when some of the tanker-drivers were mercilessly beaten in Srinagar and Poonch district. The supply was later resumed after negotiations and assurances from the government.

However, hundreds of agitators, including women and children today took to the streets expressing resentment against the government for revoking the land transfer order.

People burnt effigies of Governor N N Vohra, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and National Conference President Omar Abdullah at various places in the city and its outskirts.

Situation in Jammu was tense and turned violent after the death of Kuldeep Kumar Verma, a protestor of Sangharsh Samiti, who allegedly committed suicide on July 23, during a chain hunger-strike, demanding the land back to the Shrine Board.

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