Barring fruit-laden trucks on highway unacceptable: Hasnain Masoodi

Barring fruit-laden trucks on highway unacceptable: Hasnain Masoodi

Pampore: The National Conference leader Hassnain Masoodi on Thursday said that the move of not allowing trucks laden with fruits and other perishable items has resulted in huge losses to traders and dubbed it as unacceptable.
“The step is bound to create a crisis like situation in Kashmir. The government should allow trucks laden with perishable items to ply on the highway,” Masoodi said while addressing a series of public meets at Pampore and Khrew – according to the statement.
“The measure of barring movement of fruit-laden trucks two days a week has aggravated those associated with fruit industry,” he said, adding, “Who could have thought the PDP’s embrace with BJP will plunge the state into such a chaos where in our highways would be snatched from us.”
The NC leader further said the state is fraught with tumultuous times. “Our special constitutional position has become sore in the eyes of those who are hell-bent to destroy the very fundamentals of our accession with the union of India. Time has come now to make it clear to such forces as are inimical to our identity that how passionately we feel about our unique identity,” he said.
Masoodi while lashing out at BJP-RSS for tarnishing the secular countenance of India, said, “Today we are facing such forces in our country that have always shown abhorrence for the inclusiveness of Indian democratic setup. The forces are pitching one community with another without assuming the far-reaching consequences it. The constitution of India ensures all its citizenry equal and undaunted basic rights.”
“Today the country is facing immense hazard in the form of communal strife. We are at cross roads, now it is up to us to decide if India remains secular and progressive in its outlook where in all the communities thrive and draw their sustenance affably or a country which is tangled with the clutches of communal strife and bigotry. Now it is up to the people. The opportunity has come, we should not let it pass by us unutilized.”
He added said that today the people of the state have to vote for securing our identity and integrity. “Our vote will make difference both at centre and at state level. People should avail of this opportunity and send the candidates of NC to Parliament.”