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Shutdown call in Jammu over Amarnath Yatra terror attack

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New Delhi, July 11, 2017: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries called for a shutdown in Jammu today following Monday night’s terror attack on the Amarnath pilgrims which claims the lives of seven and left 19 others injured.

The bandh call was supported by the Bajrang Dal, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the opposition National Conference and the Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party.

According to reports, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Rakesh Gupta appealed to people to observe complete a shutdown in memory of the Amarnath victims. The chamber called upon everyone to go for the yatra in large numbers.

A group of protesters on Monday night also blocked the Jammu-Kathua national highway to protest against the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag.

Mobile Data services were also stopped in Jammu. Reports say that only BSNL broadband services were working in the area, but with limited speed.

At least seven people were killed and 19 others were injured after terrorists attacked a bus carring Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag on Monday evening. At around 8:20 PM on Monday, terrorists first attacked two police posts before fleeing and then opened fire at a bus carring Amarnath Yatra pilgrims near Khanabal Anantnag district.

Read More: Seven Amarnath pilgrims killed, many injured in Kashmir attack

 Wefornews Bureau

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