Trade Bodies Call for Kashmir Bandh

SRINAGAR:  Kashmir traders bodies have jointly decided to observe Kashmir shutdown against the Rajouri incident on Saturday July 25.

In a joint statement all the major trader bodies, including the both factions of Kashmir Economic Alliance, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) and its affiliate bodies, Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation said that the  sordid and reprehensible disruptive events taking place in Rajouri have shaken the faith of people in general and the business fraternity in particular in the system of administration followed in the State of J&K. 

“The business organizations do therefore in one voice express their solidarity with the people of Rajouri/Ponch in the first place while they have been noting the over tones of the vested interest raised either by claiming establishment of AIIMS, IIT, IIM are dislodging people from different areas of the State on the pretext of reclaiming the forest land and  creating  feud between the communities by desecrating the articles of their faith (Kalima Toiba).”
“The business fraternity therefore condemn the forces who are bent upon disrupting the peace and drawings wedge between the communities who have the age old history of brotherhood and  community living. In protest we  unanimously therefore declare  Kashmir Bandh  to be observed by one and all on Saturday the 25th of July, 2015. We also appeal all the socio-religious  organizations to support the Bandh call in the  interest of  integrity of the state of J&K,” the statement reads. 

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