JAMMU, Feb 14: Various organizations have called for bandh in Jammu tomorrow to protest against the brutal killings of 44 CRPF personnel in a terror attack at Pulwama this afternoon.
The Chamber gave the call for bandh tomorrow at a hurriedly called press conference address by Rakesh Gupta, president and other office bearers.
Gupta said a peaceful bandh will be observed tomorrow against the terror attack. He also called upon the State administration to take immediate action against those responsible for shouting “anti-India slogans” in Jammu.
Other present at the press conference were Rajesh Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Manish Gupta, Gaurav Gupta and Ashu Gupta.
Pradesh Congress has also called for bandh in Jammu tomorrow to protest the killing of CRPF jawans.
In a statement, PCC chief spokesman, Ravinder Sharma strongly condemned the killings and called upon the people to observe peaceful and complete bandh tomorrow as a mark of protest.
National Conference too supported the Jammu bandh call for tomorrow to express anguish over the martyrdom of the CRPF personnel in dastardly and most barbaric terror, according to provincial president Devender Singh Rana .
“National Conference supports the call and expresses solidarity with the families of those who lost their brave-hearts in the terror act”, Rana said adding that terrorism has no place in a civilized society and “we all must join hands to fight the menace of terror.”
Vishwa Hindu Parishad has also given call for bandh in Jammu tomorrow.
All J&K Transporters Welfare Association, president, Tarlochan Singh Wazir, has also called for bandh in Jammu tomorrow and condemned the killings of the CRPF personnel.
Chamber of Traders Federation in an emergency meet condemned the brutal militant attack on CRPF convoy.
Neeraj Anand, president CTF, said, as mark of respect to the departed souls, CTF has appealed to observe peaceful Jammu bandh tomorrow.
Strongly condemning the cowardly attack on CRPF jawans by the Pak-sponsored militants, the JKNPP has also called for Jammu bandh on Friday.
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.
Traders Federation Ware House-Nehru Market in a meeting under the presidentship of Rattan Lal Gupta., decided to support Jammu Bandh tomorrow in protest against the dastardly act of frustrated terrorists in Pulwama.
“Bandh support is as a mark of respect to the departed souls and for solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families,” the federation said.
Deepak Gupta, general secretary of the federation expressed heartfelt sympathies and grief at shocking incident.
Shri Amar Kshatriya Rajput Sabha met under the chairmanship of Bishan Singh, general secretary and announced full support to Jammu bandh call tomorrow.
The KP Sabha Jammu has also extended full support to the bandh call to condemn and protest against the killings of 44 CRPF jawans.
Shiv Sena Bal Saheb Thackeray has also extended full support to the bandh call.
Meanwhile, the J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu, today in an emergent meeting under the presidentship of B S Slathia 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.
The suspension of work by the Association is as a mark of respect to the departed souls and for expressing our solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families, a handout said.
The Bar has also decided to take out a protest march tomorrow starting from the High Court Complex.
Jammu West Assembly Movement (JWAM) president Sunil Dimple also condemned the attack and loss of precious lives. He has also supported the bandh call tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the authorities tonight snapped mobile internet services in Jammu.