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Pulwama attack: Trade body announces bandh in 18 states on Feb 18


New Delhi, Confederation of All India Traders on Saturday announced that most of the states will observe Trade Bandh on February 18 to depict their solidarity with nation, government and the bereaved families of the martyrs'. The release stated that the commercial markets will remain closed and there will be no business activity. In Delhi all wholesale and retail markets will observe Trade Bandh on February 18. However, some states including Karnataka, Gujarat, districts of Maharashtra, Kerala, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh , Jharkhand and Eastern UP observed trade bandh on Saturday. CAIT National President B C Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal informed that during Trade Bandh the traders will keep a day long fast and will take out tribute march and candle march in their respective states. They also informed that CAIT is planning to organise substantial financial assistance which will be directly given by the Traders to the families of the martyrs'. The trade leaders informed that on February 18, Trade Bandh would be observed in states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, UP, Rajasthan , Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana, J&K. In the national capital, prominent markets including Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli, Kashmiri Gate, Chawri Bazar, Sadar Bazar, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Rajouri Garden, Kamla Nagar, South Extension, Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Shahdara, Gandhi Nagar will be closed.

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