Jammu Bandh gets mixed response from Jammu

The Jammu bandh call given by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) failed to evoke any response as the entire Jammu city has so far received a mixed response from different parts of the city.

There was a partial closure of shops and market places in some areas of Jammu. Public and private vehicles were also seen plying across Jammu, though there was a decrease in traffic flow.

Though the issues regarding withdrawal of Toll  Tax at Lakhanpur, declaration of holiday on birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh, deportation of Rohingyas from Jammu and early commencement of work on All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)  in Jammu  taken up by the JCCI, had taken Jammu by storm, it failed to generate any response.

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Earlier in the day, members of Jammu Chamber of Commerce try to make Jammu Bandh call successful by blocking local public transport-Matadoor. JCCI members were seen going around the city requesting shopkeepers and mini-bus drivers to join the strike.

In Jammu, JKNPP protesting against PDP-BJP Government and supporting bandh at Dogra chowk Jammu. Harsh Dev Singh lead the protest.

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Reports of protest by supporters of the bandh were also received on Jammu-Panthankote highway, officials said, adding the protest failed to have any impact on the movement of traffic on the highway.

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway is also open for vehicular traffic with light motor vehicles plying from both sides, the officials said, adding due to ongoing repair work, load carriers are only moving from Jammu to Srinagar today.

“There was no bandh related violence reported from anywhere,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Sunil Gupta said.

He said police is monitoring the situation and have taken necessary measures to ensure peace in the region.