Pulwama attack: Traders observe Bharat Bandh


Bhubaneswar: Supporting the Bharat Bandh call by Confederation of All India Traders, the Federation of All Odisha Traders’ Association (FAOTA) on Monday observed a peaceful bandh across the state protesting against the attack on jawans in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The traders’ association observed the shutter down from 7 am to 4 pm showing solidarity with the martyred jawans.

Shops and business houses have downed their shutters. However, medicines shops were excluded from bandh.

FAOTA general secretary Sudhakar Panda said, “The attack on the jawans is an attack on the nation. We stand with the government for the security of the nation. At the same time we are compassionate with the family members of those jawans who attained martyrdom.”

He said that the bandh across the country has been peaceful and only business establishments remained closed.

Meanwhile, the Cuttack Chamber of Commerce has decided to provide a sum of Rs 50,000 each to the families of two martyred jawans from Odisha – Prasanna Sahoo and Manoj Behera.