BAJ to suspend court work
STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) called for shutdown in Jammu on Friday in protest against Awantipora terrorist attack in which several CRPF Jawans were martyred. “We announce Chakka Jam for tomorrow to protest against the terrorist attack on CRPF personnel and to mount pressure for action in the incident of anti-India sloganeering in Jammu”, President JCCI, Rakesh Gupta told reporters here. The decision was taken by JCCI and Presidents of different affiliated associations including transport operators associations. He appealed to all the people to observe peaceful Bandh and prayed for peace to the departed souls of CRPF Jawans. He also demanded stern action against those responsible for raising anti-India slogans in Jammu. The Chamber President said, “We shall not allow anyone to spoil the peaceful atmosphere and brotherhood in Jammu as people from all religions feel safe in Jammu.” He also appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to wake up to the factual security situation on the ground and act accordingly. Rajesh Gupta, Senior Vice President CCI, Rajeev Gupta, Junior Vice President CCI, Manish Gupta, Secretary General CCI, Gaurav Gupta, Secretary and Ashu Gupta Treasurer CCI were also present. Strongly condemning the cowardly attack on CRPF Jawans by the Pak sponsored terrorist in Pulwama, the Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party has called for Jammu Bandh on February 15, 2019.
Describing the dastardly act as the most heinous offence perpetrated against humanity, Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman JKNPP and former Minister has called upon the United Nations and the International community to initiate stern action against Pakistan and declare it as a terrorist nation.
Singh appealed to all sections of society including social and political organisations, intellectuals, traders, students and the civil society to support the Bandh to send a clear message across the globe as to how Pakistan is acting as terror exporting nation and has become the biggest threat to world peace.
The Panthers Party has also called for Udhampur Bandh on February 15, 2019.
Vishav Hindu Parishad (VHP) J&K appealed to Government of India and Government of J&K to allow the security forces to retaliate such attacks without any mercy to crush terrorism in J&K.
Senior office bearers of VHP J&K including Leela Karan Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Abhishek Gupta, Shakti Dutt Sharma, Naveen Sudan and Kapil Karan paid tributes to the jawans who attained martyrdom in this cowardice act of Pak sponsored terrorists.
VHP suggested the government that there should be no room for any kind of leniency towards the terrorists and their supporters and they should be dealt/responded in a stronger manner.
Meanwhile, Bajrang Dal has announced to hold protest demonstrations all over the State tomorrow against the terrorist attack.
VHP J&K will also hold a Shardhanjali Sabha at its Head Office Shakti Ashram, Rehari, Jammu in memory of martyred CRPF personnel.
National Conference also supported tomorrow’s Jammu Bandh call to express anguish over the martyrdom of the CRPF personnel in dastardly and most barbaric terror act in Kashmir.
“National Conference supports the call and expresses solidarity with the families of those who lost their brave-hearts in the terror act”, said Provincial President Devender Singh Rana in a statement issued this evening, adding that terrorism has no place in a civilised society and we all must join hands to fight the menace of terror.
Executive Members of Central Body of J&K Private Schools Association, Jammu, strongly condemned the cowardice attack on security forces and appealed to all private schools of the State to observe holiday on Friday.
Traders Federation Ware House, Nehru Market, Jammu, in a meeting held here under the Presidentship of Rattan Lal Gupta extended full support to the Jammu Bandh in protest against the dastardly act of frustrated terrorists in Pulwama.
Deepak Gupta, General Secretary expressed heartfelt sympathies and grief at shocking incident and demanded that government must take this very seriously and do utmost to avoid such incidents in future. He expressed condolence to the families of soldiers losing their lives in the attack.
The J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, has decided to suspend work in all the Courts in Jammu, including the High Court and the Tribunals, in protest against the dastardly act of frustrated terrorists in Pulwama.
In the meeting held here, B.S Slathia, President Bar Association and Senior Advocate said, “The suspension of work by the association is mark respect to the departed souls and for expressing our solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families.”
The Bar Association has also decided to take out a protest march tomorrow in this regard starting from the High Court Complex.
Hindustan Shiv Sena , Vikrant Kapoor also extended support to the Jammu Bandh and asked Government of India to give free hand to the security forces so that they give suitable reply to Pakistan.
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