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Pulwama attack: Bharat bandh hits business worth Rs 25,000 cr, says CAIT

According to CAIT, the day-long bandh saw seven crore business establishments remain closed across the country, including Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A view of the closed shops at a market during a bandh called to condemn the Pulwama terror attack, in Beawar, Monday, February 18, 2019
A view of the closed shops at a market during a bandh called to condemn the Pulwama terror attack, in Beawar, Monday, February 18, 2019 | Photo: PTI

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday said that business worth about Rs 25,000 crore was hit due to the "Bharat Trade Bandh" that was called to protest against the recent

According to CAIT, the day-long bandh saw seven crore business establishments remain closed across the country, including Delhi.

"Business of about Rs 25,000 crore was hit due to today's 'Bharat Trade Bandh'," the confederation said in a statement.

"In the wake of tremendous and spontaneous voluntary response from traders across the country, the has decided to create a Special Relief Fund exclusively for the welfare of the forces," it said.

In the worst-ever terror attack in since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing as many as 40 troopers and leaving many injured.

First Published: Tue, February 19 2019. 00:02 IST
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