SRINAGAR: A caravan of relief material mobilised by the Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Pakistan for distribution in Kashmir Valley was halted on Tuesday near the Line of Control (LoC), reports said.
According to media reports, the caravan of dozens of trucks and ambulances left Muzzafarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir early morning for Srinagar.
But the police stopped it in Chakothi village near the LoC, they said.
The vehicles were carrying supplies like rice, oil, fresh and dry vegetables, clarified butter, baby food and medicines, they said, adding that the caravan also included ambulances carrying doctors and paramedics.
The relief materials and ambulances were put together by Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), charity wing of JuD, which is headed by Hafeez Sayeed.
People were reported to have staged a demonstration in Chakothi, insisting that they be allowed to proceed to the Kashmir Valley.
The group has stated that its caravan would not leave Chakothi till they were allowed to send the stuff to “suffering” Kashmiri people.