PAMPORE: Police on Sunday said they battled stone pelters in Khrew area, where restrictions are in place after a month long tussle between rival truck unions over carrying of cement from manufacturers turned violent with attacks on police party last week.
Loading of cement from factories on to trucks was carried out during the day, but police said restrictions would remain in place till normalcy returned to the area.
Superintendent of police Awantipora, Shirdhar Patil told Kashmir Reader that about 100 trucks were loaded with cement till Sunday evening.
“We have to ensure security of the truckers and we will not allow the factory owners to suffer because of impasse over transportation rights of cement among truckers,” Patil said.
Meanwhile, fresh clashes were witnessed in the village Sunday morning amid restrictions imposed in the village.
Police said many youth threw stones on police personnel deployed in the village after the law and order situation went out of control.
Rival truck unions in the have been on protest in the area battling for right over the carriage of cement from the factories.
An already existing union, Zaffron Truck Union had opposed a new union Al-Khuddam, saying they were discriminated against and that the latter union was being granted preferential rights for carrying cement from the factories to the market.
The truckers of Nagander, Zantrag and Satpukhran villages had earlier alleged discrimination on part of Zaffron truck union and had floated a new union Al-Khuddam.