Amarnath Yatra attack: Valsad mourns death of its three locals, observes shutdown

Ahmedabad: Most of the business establishments in southern Gujarat's Valsad town on Tuesday remained shut in response to a bandh called by various groups to protest the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Three persons from Valsad were among the seven pilgrims killed in the terror attack in Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday evening.

While schools, colleges and offices remained open in Valsad town, most of the markets and other commercial areas wore a deserted look as the businessmen voluntarily decided to shut their shops in response to the bandh call.

Valsad's major business areas on M G Road, Azad Chowk, Tower road and vegetable markets remained totally shut.

"The shopkeepers decided to shut their establishments today over the Amarnath terror attack. Though schools, colleges and offices are open, all the major markets are closed", Valsad Collector C R Kharsan said.

Out of the seven victims, Laxmiben Patel, Surekha Patel and Ratilal Patel were from Valsad. The two other victims from the state were Champaben Prajapati from Gandevi in Navsari district and Sumitra Patel from Surat city.

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 15:40 PM

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