#PulwamaAttack: Traders' body calls for nationwide-bandh tomorrow to express solidarity
(Sourced from PTI)
Traders' body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a nationwide trade bandh tomorrow to express solidarity with the families of security personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. In a statement, 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 February 18. Here's more.
CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that during the bandh, traders would observe a day-long fast and take out a tribute march in their respective states. The body is planning to organize substantial financial assistance that will be directly given by traders to martyrs' families.
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 tomorrow. "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.
Only business establishments will remain closed. Essential items and public transport have been kept out of bandh, said the body. 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.