Sagharsh Samiti extends Jammu bandh till July 31

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Jammu, Jul 28 (UNI) Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (SAYSS), a conglomerate of various political and non-political parties spearheading the ongoing agitation on land row in the winter capital of the state, today extended the Jammu bandh till July 31.

''The Samiti received no fresh invitation from the government for any negotiation with any proposal and it has been unanimously decided by all the constituents to extend the strike for 72-hours,'' Leela Karan Sharma, convener SAYSS said at a press conference here.

''No vehicle will be allowed to ply on the road exempting the buses carrying Amarnath and Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims while the hotels and lodges association has also assured arrangement of meals and boarding for them,'' Mr Sharma said.

The Jammu and Kashmir Oil and Petroleum Tankers Association has also decided to discontinue the supply of petroleum products to the Valley till July 31, he added.

''We have appealed the people of Jammu to co-operate and participate in the agitation, which is a people's movement, '' the Samiti convener said and added that the traders have been directed to allow shopkeepers to open shops in different localities on rotation basis so that people can purchase essential commodities.

Life remained crippled in Jammu on the fifth consecutive day today after the death of a protester Kuldeep Dogra, which rekindled massive agitation in the winter capital on Amarnath row.

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