Police seize relief lorries

Move Triggers Protests


Srinagar, July 27: In an exceptional show of authority, the Police on Tuesday seized scores of vehicles carrying essential supplies including vegetables and rice which were on their way from south Kashmir towns to Srinagar as “relief” for city inhabitants.
The police action triggered massive protests in Shopian and Pulwama, wherefrom the vehicles had left with the material. Witnesses said that around 42 lorries carrying vegetables, rice and other eatables, left Shopian in the afternoon for Srinagar. When the lorries reached near Sonawar, police intercepted them.
A few vehicles managed to evade the police cordon and reached various localities in the summer capital, at least 13 lorries were seized by police near Sonawar and lodged at Ram Munshi Bagh Police Station.
“We had pooled essential commodities and dispatched these to Srinagar where people are facing shortage of essentials due to curfew and restrictions. But it is unfortunate that police didn’t allow us to distribute the relief among the needy,” said an elderly man from Shopian who was accompanying the relief laden trucks. “The vehicles were carrying items worth 10 to 12 lakh” he added.
 Police, however, claimed that people carrying relief were moving in a form of procession and raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. “Sonawar is a VIP area and they tried to stage protests here. They also raised pro-freedom slogans. We had to stop them,” a police official told Greater Kashmir.
 He said 13 vehicles were seized and 32 persons were detained by the Police.
 As the word about the seizure of vehicles spread, protests broke out in Shopian town, people raising pro-freedom slogans took to the streets and staged a massive demonstrations.
 Relief also poured in many areas of the city, mainly in downtown Srinagar, from several districts including Budgam and Ganderbal.
 Pertinently, Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani in its latest protests programme, had urged people from rural areas to dispatch relief to the urban areas which were facing acute shortage of essentials due to the ongoing strikes and curfews.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:00:00 IST

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