Pulwama terror attack: Traders body observes nationwide market bandh today

  • Traders would observe a day long fast and take out a tribute march

  • CAIT plans to organise financial assistance for the families of the martyrs

  • Essential items and public transport have been kept out of bandh

New Delhi: Traders' body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a nationwide trade bandh on Monday to express solidarity with the families of security personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.

In a statement, the CAIT said commercial markets will remain closed and there will be no business activity. In Delhi, all wholesale and retail markets will observe bandh on 18 February.

CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said during the bandh, traders would observe a day long fast and take out a tribute march in their respective states.

 Pulwama terror attack: Traders body observes nationwide market bandh today

The blast site in Pulwama. Reuters.

He said the body is planning to organise substantial financial assistance which will be directly given by traders to the families of martyrs.

Traders in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana, J&K and other states will participate in the trade bandh on 18 February.

"In the wake of China supporting Pakistan, the CAIT has decided to launch a national campaign to boycott Chinese goods,” the traders' body said.

It said the Bharat Trade Bandh across the country will be peaceful and only business establishments will remain closed. Essential items and public transport have been kept out of bandh.

In Delhi prominent markets including Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli, Kashmiri Gate, Chawri Bazar, Sadar Bazar, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Rajouri Garden, Kamla Nagar, South Extension, Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Shahdara, Gandhi Nagar etc will be closed, CAIT said.

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Updated Date: Feb 18, 2019 15:58:42 IST