4,166 trucks of essential commodities reach Kashmir in 10 days

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Jammu, Aug 13 (UNI) At least 4,166 trucks carrying essential commodities have reached the Kashmir valley in the past ten days despite unrest in Jammu region over the Amarnath land row, an official spokesman said today.

''Since August 4, 4,166 truck loads have safely been escorted to Kashmir while 2,500 trucks have come down,'' Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col S D spokesman told UNI.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Jammu, has rejected the news of ''economic blockades'' to Kashmir as ''false propaganda of separatist elements'' against Jammu.

''There is no stoppage of vehicles carrying goods to Kashmir.

Even Kashmiri items are being allowed to move down and this is also being ensured with the assistance of the Army,'' CCI President Ram Sahai said.

Troops have been deployed along the Pathankot-Jammu-Srinagar national highway to ensure that vehicular movement to and fro Kashmir was not affected due to protests.

The Army was also conducting aerial surveillance to keep an eye on the NH-1A, the Defence spokesman informed.


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