Several boxes containing apples scrawled with messages like, ‘We want freedom’, ‘I Luv Burhan Wani’ and ‘Zakir Musa come back’ were found by fruit sellers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.
On Wednesday, the fruit sellers threatened to boycott apples from Kashmir if the government failed to take action against those responsible as people are not purchasing them due to these messages.
The sellers opened the boxes purchased from the wholesale market and found the messages written on the fruits with a black marker.
Led by the president of Kathua wholesale market Rohit Gupta, fruit sellers in Jammu held protests and raised anti-Pakistan and anti-terrorist slogans.
“The boxes were from Kashmir and the messages were written in English and Urdu,” Gupta said, demanding that the government and police take strict action against those behind this.
The police, meanwhile, have launched a probe and met all fruit sellers in this regard. “We have started an investigation into it,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Majid.