This is a mess of an article where the title contradicts the content. It isn’t certain who the news source is: “Apples of the Kashmir Valley rot due to terrorists, protests; trade shrinks to less than 10 per cent.” What do protests have to do with getting apples to market? Have the orchard workers all gone off to join the protests? Have they even been able to get to work with all the curfews? Or have they all gone off to join the handful of militants who are very unlikely to be operative since war-equipped Indian soldiers are standing every few feet?

Despite the title, the article actually does make it quite clear that the telecommunications blockade has devastated agricultural commerce in Kashmir, not protests nor non-existent terrorists. First because modern commerce is impossible without telecommunications & secondly because farmers & orchard owners do not want to do business with the Indian government.