CAIT, trade body, Bharat Bandh, nationwide bandh, markets, business, Delhi, Pulwama terror attackThe trade body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a nationwide trade bandh on Monday.

The protest is to express solidarity with the families of security personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.

All commercial markets on February 18 will remain closed and there will be no business activity in the capital.

The trade body said many states such as Karnataka, Gujarat, some districts of Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand Maharashtra, Kerala, Eastern UP and Chattisgarh, observed the bandh on Saturday.

CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal informed that during the bandh the traders would observe a day-long fast.

Traders would also take out a tribute march in their respective states.

The organisation is also expected to raise funds for the families of the martyred CRPF jawans.

The states that are set to participate in the bandh include Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Jammu and Kashmir among others.

The announcement comes in the wake of Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans.


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