Oil tanker operators again suspend supplies to Kashmir Valley

Jammu: The oil tanker association in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday announced it was again suspending fuel supplies to the Valley.

Anan Sharma, president of the All Jammu and Kashmir Oil Tankers Association, told reporters here that oil tankers and their drivers had been attacked in the Valley despite assurances from the state government.

“Our drivers, attendants and vehicles have been attacked in the Valley even after we resumed supplies following assurances from the government.

“We have decided today not to operate our tankers to the Valley unless the government ensures that our drivers, cleaners and vehicles are safe.

“Supplies to the Jammu region will, however, continue uninterrupted.”

Oil tanker owners and drivers associations had suspended supplies to the Valley last week also, but after assurances about security by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, these supplies had been restored after remaining suspended for two days.