IOK bus owners forced to dismantle buses, sell to junk dealers.

Srinagar, July 15 : In occupied Kashmir, the owners of thousands of private buses, which have remained off road in the territory for more than 10 months, have been forced to dismantle them and sell the parts to junk dealers to meet their daily needs.

The transport sector has been badly hit in occupied Kashmir since the region was stripped of its autonomy last August after India decided to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution and imposed a prolonged curfew, and then the territory was put under a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parked for months, the rusted buses are no longer of any use to their owners, many of who are doing manual labour to feed their families. Some are using their buses to sell fruits and vegetables, media reports said.

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