The people in Jammu today gave a cold response to the one-day bandh call by JKNPP against the state government's decision to sanction ex-gratia relief to the family of slain militant Burhan Wani's brother.
All the shops and business establishments remained open and the traffic also plied normally. "There was absolutely no impact of Jammu bandh in the region as the shops and other business establishments remained open and the traffic plied normally," a police officer said.
The activists of the the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) held a march and burnt tyres near the Jammu Press Club but the protest was peaceful, the officer said.
Terming the sanctioning of relief to the kin of the Hizbul Mujahideen commander as a betrayal by the PDP-BJP coalition, the JKNPP chairman had appealed the civil society of Jammu to support the bandh.
The state government had announced an ex-gratia for the next of kin of 17 persons, including Wani's brother, who were killed in different incidents in Kashmir, while giving a week's time for filing of any objection before the formal orders are issued.