BJP has given call to extend the Jammu bandh by next 48 hours demanding sacking of J&K MoS Home Sajjad Kichloo. The party also demanded compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each to the family of those killed, full compensation for the loss of properties, suspension of DIG Doda Range and SP Doda, registration of FIRs against the minister and both police officials under Section 302.
The decision to extent the bandh call by 48 hours was taken in a meeting held between the BJP leaders and heads of various Trade, Commerce, Transport, Bazars, religious and social organizations. The party was represented by its president Jugal Kishore Sharma and senior leaders Ashok Khajuria, Shamsher Singh Manhas, Kavinder Gupta and Rajesh Gupta.
While the representatives from following business entities were alos present; Chamber of Commerce, Raghunath Bazar Trader Association, Tanker & Pump Association, Bus Stand Shopkeepers Association, Business Man Associaton Old hospital Road, All J&K Wrestling Association, Lakhdatta Bazaar Sarafa Traders
It was unanimously decided that the 48 hours time should be given to the government to accept all the demands failing which the bandh may be further extended after the consultations with all the concerned.
Meanwhile a high level BJP delegation today left for Kishtwar to make an on the spot assessment of the situation following yesterday’s communal riot.