SRINAGAR: Normal life remained affected in most of the parts of Jammu on Wednesday due to a shutdown called Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) against the government’s “anti-traders measures” and “proposed opening of Reliance stores”.
All shops and other business establishments remained closed in Jammu in response to the bandh call, affecting normal life.
JCCI president Arun Gupta, who issued the call, said the measures such as stopping the shifting of capital or ‘Darbar Move’, opening up mining to outsiders and now the proposed opening of 100 Reliance stores in Jammu would negatively impact the local traders and business houses in Jammu.
“We appeal to everyone to observe peaceful bandh,” Gupta said.
The political parties including National Conference, Congress, Peoples Democratic Party, the Panthers Party and the Apni Party have supported the bandh call. However, the BJP has maintained a silence over the issue. Jammu High Court Bar Association also supported the shutdown call.