Call For Jammu Bandh Today

26 May 2015
The Daily Excelsior

Jammu: Jammu will observe 'bandh' over AIIMS establishment and other issues tomorrow on the call given by Co-ordination Committee. This was stated by Chairman, Co-ordination Committee, President, JKHCBA, Abhinav Sharma while interacting with media persons here this evening. CCI President Rakesh Gupta, Chairman Transport Association TS Wazir, President Tankers Association Annan Sharma and Yash Pal Gupta from Federation of Retailers Association, besides representatives of various organizations were present during the press conference. Abhinav Sharma appealed to the people of Jammu province to extend their full support and commitment towards the call for the Jammu Bandh tomorrow for establishment of AIIMS at Jammu. He asked the elected representatives from Jammu Province in the Government formation to clarify their stand over AIIMS issue and come out with a public statement, failing which the movement of the masses from Jammu Province shall be intensified. Sharma also appealed to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to clarify the stand of the Central Government on the issue of AIIMS while addressing BJP programme here tomorrow. The public transport shall remain suspended in the Jammu Province tomorrow, said TS Wazir, President, Transporters Association over the demands to exempt the toll tax on passenger vehicles visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. Rakesh Gupta, President CCI projected other demands including rationalization in VAT taxation, starting of gandola at Mubarak Mandi, completion of artificial lake and ISBT at BC Road Jammu. Meanwhile, various examinations to be conducted by Jammu University scheduled for tomorrow stand postponed and fresh dates for the holding of these examinations shall be notified separately. The rest of the examination shall be held as per the date sheet notified earlier. Convener, J&K Motor Transport Companies Association, Jammu Surinder Singh Kala, President, All J&K Oil Tanker Drivers and Cleaners Union, Kher Din Wani, Kishtwar Bar Association led by its president OP Parihar and various Sikh Organizations under the chairmanship of Avtar Singh Khalsa, general secretary, Sikh United Front have also extended their full-support to 'Jammu bandh' call.