BJP sponsored bandh disrupts normal life in Jammu

Normal life was crippled in Jammu on Thursday following a bandh call given by BJP against the alleged `Kashmir centric` eight-point peace formula announced by the centre.

Jammu: Normal life was crippled in Jammu on Thursday following a bandh call given by BJP against the alleged `Kashmir centric` eight-point peace formula announced by the
centre.

Shops and business establishments were closed and traffic remained off the roads in the city in support of the call, police said.

Udhampur, Kathua, Samba, Akhnoor, Sunderbani, Reasi, Katra, Chenani, Hirangar, Lakhanpur and Nourshera areas observed a complete bandh in support of the call.
"There was no untoward incident reported from anywhere as bandh was peaceful till now," they said.

Attributing the bandh primarily to the centre`s eight point formula, BJP State President, Shamsher Singh Manhas told reporters here, "The bandh is to protest against the Kashmir-centric 8-point formula formulated to save Omar government in order to appease separatists."

Besides this, the bandh is in protest against policies of the Congress-led UPA and NC-Congress government, where by Jammu has been ignored and discriminated in all field, he alleged.

PTI