Bharat bandh: Traders in Odisha, Assam support CAIT’s call for nationwide strike

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Updated:Feb 18, 2019 6:40:55 pm

Bharat Bandh 2019 Updates: Traders in Assam, Odisha are extending support to the Confederation of All India Traders' (CAIT) called for a nationwide strike to protest against Pulwama terror attack.

Bharat bandh todayTraders? body CAIT calls for Bharat bandh against Pulwama terror attack

Bharat Bandh 2019, Bharat Bandh Today: Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a nationwide strike on Monday to express express solidarity with the families of 40 CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack last week. In a statement issued yesterday, the CAIT said that commercial markets will remain closed and there will be no business activity on Monday.

In Delhi, the CAIT said, all wholesale and retail markets will remain close on Monday. Traders in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana, J&K and other states will also participate in the bandh.

The union said that seven crore establishments stand in solidarity with the nation at this time of grief.

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People burn the Pakistani flag during a protest against Thursday's Pulwama terror attack.In one of the worst terror attacks in Kashmir in last three decades, 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives when a JeM suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 200 kg of explosives into a bus convoy on Thursday. More than 2,500 CRPF jawans were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were targeted on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora of Pulwama.
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