Partial bandh observed in Jammu on the call of Jammu Bar Association

Members of Bar Association sloganeering even as smoke rises from burnt tires in Jammu.
Members of Bar Association sloganeering even as smoke rises from burnt tires in Jammu.Mir Imran for Greater Kashmir

Jammu: Jammu observed a partial bandh and normal life was put out of gear due to the bandh call given by J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) – Jammu in support of their demands.

Jammu Bar has been demanding construction of a multi-storey building complex in Janipur court area to house all the courts, tribunals and commissions.

Although transporters did not support the bandh call, the transport service continued to operate normally during the morning hours when they were stopped by the protesting advocates in various areas of Jammu City.

The protesting lawyers took out motorbike rallies and enforced the shutdown as they burnt the tyres in the middle of the road in Janipur.

Some of the protesting lawyers allegedly damaged public transport vehicles in a bid to enforce the bandh in the Jewel area. However, the transporters opposed the move.

The public transport was less in comparison to the normal days following protests by the advocates. Meanwhile, some of the markets / bazaars remained closed though these commercial places started opening gradually following the afternoon.

Amid the bandh call, the educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities were working like normal working days.

The call of J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, for Jammu Bandh today on 29-08-2022, received massive response in the entire Jammu province. All the business establishments remained closed, public transport was off the roads and work in all the courts from High Court to Munsiff court level, in the Revenue courts and in other courts and Tribunals was suspended in the entire Jammu province.

Besides, the Jammu Bar Association claimed that Jammu observed complete and peaceful bandh as the markets like Raghunath Bazaar, Kanak Mandi, Rajinder Bazar, Shaheedi Chowk, Talab Khatikan, Lakhdatar Bazar, Pacci Dhaki, Pir Mitha, Purani Mandi, Link Road, Jain Bazar, Hanuman Mandir, Purani Mandi, Chowk Chabutra, Jain Bazar-3, Khiloney Wali Gali, Maheshpura, Talab Tillo Pacca Gharat to Gole Puli, Anand Nagar, Exhibition Ground, New Hari Market, Ranbir Market, Lower Raghnath Bazar, Upper Gumat, Upper Gumat 1 and 2, Lower Gumat Jammu Khokha Union, Sabzi Mandi Prade, Transport Nagar, New Secretariat Road, Exchange Road, Amb Phalla, Karan Nagar, Old Janipur, Janipur, ware- house, Vikram Chowk, Last Morh Gandhi Nagar, Wave Mall Businessmen Association, Birpur, Apsra Road Gandhi Nagar, Confederation Apsra Road Traders, Auqaf Market, Shiv Market Railway Station, Panchbakhtar Road, Below Gumat Viveka Nand Chowk, Karan Market and Moti Bazaar observed complete bandh.

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