Violence unfortunate, says trade body that called for bandh

Violence unfortunate, says trade body that called for bandh
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SRINAGAR: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), the apex trade body in Jammu, and leaders of various Muslim bodies on Friday termed the attack on civilians and vehicles by unruly mobs in Jammu as unfortunate.
Talking to reporters at a joint press conference that was attended by various Muslim bodies, Rakesh Gupta, the president of JCCI, said that it was unfortunate that some miscreants and disruptive forces resorted to disturbing law and order and threatening communal harmony.
“We shall not allow any such forces to disturb the brotherhood and peace in Jammu where all the regions have coexisted and stood by each other always,” Gupta told reporters.
On Friday, on the JCCI’s call, Jammu had observed bandh to express solidarity with the families of CRPF troops who were killed in a Fidayeen attack by Jaish-e-Muhammad’s Kashmiri militant. However, the call was taken over by unruly mobs that attacked cars, and civilians, making the administration impose indefinite curfew.
In the evening, the JCCI did not extend its shutdown call.
The presser was attended by Shuja Zaffar, Chairman Jammu Muslim Front; Qazi Imran, President Jammu Muslim Front; Mubasir Khan, President Shopkeepers Association, Talab Khatikan; Mohsin Salaria, General Secretary Association Talab Khatikan; Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmad; Sujat Ali Khan, General Secretary Anjuman Emamia. The leaders stated that the Muslim community expresses its solidarity with the killed troops and their families and condemns the violent incidents in Jammu that threatened communal harmony.