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Jammu shuts down to protest anti-traders policies, affects normal life

Last Updated on September 22, 2021 at 5:21 pm

Jammu region on Wednesday witnessed a ‘bandh’ and normal life activities were affected. A day-long strike call was given by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) to protest against the alleged directionless policies of the administration.
As per officials, no reports of any untoward incident was witnessed and the shutdown remained peaceful. Jammu observed a complete shutdown today.

The strike/ shutdown affected the work in courts which was also supported by the Jammu chapter of J&K High Court Bar Association. Talking about the main markets in the city and business establishments were shut and movement of transport was very less.

Among other things, the protestors are facing issues over the scrapping of ‘darbar move’ by the government without consulting the stakeholders, restrictions on banquet halls and the latest trigger was about the proposed opening of chain of Reliance Retail stores even as the company on Tuesday evening cleared that the talk of 100 stores being opened in Jammu is not true.

Several groups of traders under different banners staged a protest at their respective markets. The Jammu transporters also joined the protests.

Almost all opposition political parties extended the support including Congress, National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Apni Party, CPI(M), Lok Janshakti Party besides several social groups and urged the government to reverse the decisions which are against the legitimate interests of trade and commerce.