Truckers on inconclusive strike in JK

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Jammu, Aug 20: The vehicle associations, shipping vital supplies in Jammu and Kashmir, today started an “inconclusive strike” and stopped supply of items in the state including to security strengths asserting assaults on their trucks in the Valley.

“From today onwards we have chosen to continue on an inconclusive strike over 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 chosen to require an inconclusive strike, expressing that 14 oil tankers were assaulted and harmed in Kashmir.

The Transport affiliation has additionally chosen to stop supply to the security foundations including Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh locale. The strike would undermine oil supplies to the Siachen ice sheet.

This is surprisingly truckers and oil tankers have chosen to stop vital supplies of security strengths in Jammu and Kashmir.

“14 of our tankers were harmed by the stone-pelting swarm and two of our drivers were truly harmed in the assault,” President of the All Jammu and Kashmir Oil Tankers Association, Anan Sharma, asserted.

He said that the oil supply including, petrol, diesel and lamp oil would be ceased which would influence all the petrol stations over the state.

“We have had enough, for as far back as 40 days we have been doing our bit, yet we have turned out to be simple targets, we have on numerous occasions spoke to the powers to give security to our drivers, however now we have chosen to continue on with the strike,” Sharma said.

There are around 1800 oil tankers in Jammu and Kashmir which supply fuel to different petrol pumps and security foundations over the state.

The vehicle union presidents say that they will cancel their strike just when the administration consents to give security to them.

“We will continue our administrations simply after the legislature gives security to our drivers, free treatment to those harmed and pay to the tankers and trucks harmed by the stone pelting horde in Kashmir,” he said.

Recently, the Chamber of Commerce and Industries Jammu (CCIJ) chose to concede their Jammu Bandh call uncertainly after it didn’t get support from different quarters.

A few political, religious and business affiliations had ruled against extending their backing to the Bandh call given by the CCIJ.