Bhopal: Traders pay tributes to martyred jawans, keep shutters down

Bhopal: Business activities came to a halt across the state capital following a nationwide trade bandh called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) as mark of tribute to CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama terror attack. Shops, business establishments and commercial markets remained shut as different traders bodies extended support to trade bandh to pay respect to the national heroes.

Market, chowk Bazar, sarafa bazaar, Bairagarh and other commercial establishments wore deserted look as entire business activities came to stand still in solidarity with the nation and families of 40 martyred soldiers.Traders condemned the Pulawama terror attack and paid rich tributes to the national heroes. In the wake of China supporting Pakistan, the CAIT has decided to launch a national campaign to boycott Chinese goods, the traders’ body said.

Bhupendra Jain, general secretary, CAIT “Our nationwide bandh is a mark of respect to martyrs. In Madhya Pradesh also traders kept the establishments closed. CAIT paid the tributes and respect to martyrs who made supreme sacrifice in Pulwama terrorist attack. Traders are with security forces who are taking on terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and on borders.”

Nanak Chandani, MP Thok Kapada Vyapari Sangh “Entire Bairagarh market remained closed. It is high time to teach a lesson to terrorists. We observed bandh to pay tributes to martyrs of Pulwama terror attack. Entire country is united on this. Not only in Bairgarh, but entire business activities came to stand still in all other parts as well. Traders expressed solidarity with security forces of the country.”

Satish Gangarade, president, New Market Business men Association “It was total bandh to pay tributes to martyrs of Pulwama terror attack. All shops remained closed in New Market. However, by the evening, a few shops were opened; from Tuesday, it will be normal working. It is high time we should stand united. Government should give befitting reply to terrorists at this juncture.”

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