KFGA wants to sell fruits to other countries; police seize trucks

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Srinagar, Aug 11 (UNI) Demanding that they be allowed to sell their fruit to other south Asian countries in view of the economic blockade in J&K, the Kashmir Fruit Growers Association (KFGA) today alleged that police seized 75 trucks, including 25 fruit laden, from the Parimpora fruit 'mandi'.

''We don't know where the trucks are,'' an office-bearer of the KFGA said, adding that the about half a dozen officials of the organisation were also taken into custody by them.

The entire mandi complex was sealed off by the security forces and police since last evening and nobody was allowed to enter or leave the area, he said.

Later, those present in the mandi raised anti-government slogans.

The KFG should be allowed to take fruit through Jehlum valley road to different parts of the south Asian countries, he said.

Earlier, the KFGA had announced that they would take their produce to the other side of the border in protest against the continued blockade and attacks on the Kashmiri truck drivers in Jammu.

Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference had also asked the people to join the Muzaffarabad March.

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