The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has disassociated itself from Jammu bandh call issued by bar association Jammu for Wednesday over settlement of Rohingyas and Asifa rape-and-murder case.
“The Chamber and other organizations have not been taken into confidence before announcing bandh,” a spokesperson of JCCI said.
The JCCI said that the investigation of Crime Branch is monitored by the High Court and the charge sheet has also been filed so it is also sub-judice.
“It is entirely up to the judiciary to see the authenticity of the charge sheet and decide the same or handover the case to CBI for further investigation,” Rakesh Gupta, the president of JCCI told reporters in Jammu.
“The bandh is not required and is being imposed on people. If Bar has some issue it should first talk with the government,” Gupta said, while appealing to the bar president to reconsider the Jammu Bandh Call.
Meanwhile, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan has welcomed the decision of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry for distancing itself from communal forces, who have called pro-rapist bandh in the region.
In a statement, Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF), said the call for humanity from Kashmir Inc has been warmly reciprocated by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Rakesh Gupta and other like-minded in Jammu, who publicly refused to support the call of fringe elements to observe Jammu bandh in solidarity with the rapists, who raped and murdered a eight year old girl.
“By observing that the Kathua incident concerns humanity and can’t be seen through communal prism, the JCCI has upheld the cause of humanity and welcome we it with a open heart. Its truly a heart-warming gesture,” Khan said.
Khan said the development will help improve ties between the twin regions and contribute towards peace and prospect in the region.