Over 150 vehicles remained stranded for hours on highway

Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of vehicles carrying tourists were halted on the Kashmir highway at Pampore on Tuesday, leaving the visitors fuming.

Witnesses said that more than hundred tourist vehicles and other civilian vehicles were stopped by the Indian forces at Galander near Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu highway for several hours, allowing only the Amarnath Yatra vehicles to ply.

Tourists while speaking to media persons said that they were unnecessarily held up at the place and had to brave hot sun, inside their vehicles, with no water or food.

SP Awantipora, Tahir Saleem, told media that the orders were from the higher ups to not allow the vehicles to move before the cut off time for Amarnath Yatra.

It is to mention here that the occupation authorities have ordered restriction on civilian and other traffic on 95 kilometres stretch of the highway for five hours for allowing only the vehicles carrying Amarnath Yatris to ply.

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