City Reports

Jaipur markets closed; people take out candle march over terror attack on CRPF jawans

Eyes were filled with tears and the people were sloganeering ‘Hindustan Zindabad’. People gathered at the city’s Amar Jawan Jyoti from Thursday night until Friday night and shouted slogans demanding justice for martyrs. Markets remained closed till noon on Saturday in protest of the attack.

February 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

Jaipur-tribute-purwama-attack-candle-march-market-closed

Markets remained closed in Jaipur and people held rallies to pay tribute to martyrs.

Jaipur: In a show of solidarity with the 40 CRPF jawans killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Jaipurties took out rallies from Amar Jawan Jyoti to Statue circle while holding candles, flags, and Mashaals in their hands. jaipur-tribute-ceremonies-over-pulwama-attack Eyes were filled with tears and the people were sloganeering ‘Hindustan Zindabad’. People gathered at the city’s Amar Jawan Jyoti from Thursday night until Friday night and shouted slogans demanding justice for martyrs. Markets remained closed till noon on Saturday in protest of the attack. Read also: Pulwama attack: Gurjars announce to end agitation for reservation Tributes were held at government offices, police headquarters, political parties’ offices, and other private places on Friday. The officers paid homage to martyrs by observing two minutes of silence. jaipur-tribute-ceremonies-over-pulwama-attack Rajasthan Chambers of commerce and Jaipur market association members including shop owners and traders announced on Friday to keep their commercial establishments closed till noon in protest against the terrorism and to pay homage to soldiers. The Central Spine market association in Vidhyadhar Nagar and some other trader associations will keep their shops close for the entire day. The traders associated with Surajpole market associations, Jaipur transport truckers’ association, driving school associations will also remain closed on Saturday. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh and government jobs to the families of martyrs in the state. According to the announcement, the state government will give Rs. 25 lakh to the wives of martyred soldiers or Rs. 1 lakh cash along with 25 bigha land or Rs. 1 lakh cash with one MIG house. An amount of Rs. 3 lakh will be given to the parents of martyrs, a job for wife or son or unmarried daughter, besides other facilities. Free education will be provided to the martyrs' children.  

First published: February 16, 2019
Click on the following link(s) to find the latest & related stories on: