Bharat Bandh: Violence in several states, petrol pumps vandalised, rail tracks blocked
Bharat Bandh is being observed in all over the country. Shops have been closed down; railways tracks have been blocked at various parts of the country. And now cases of Violence have been reported from various states.
- Protestors observing Bharat Bandh in Bharuch in Gujarat burnt tyres and stopped buses which resulted in the traffic movement being affected.
- In Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, protestors vandalized a petrol pump.
- Trains were stopped in several states during the Shutdown. Congress protestors blocked a train in Sambalpur in Odisha. Workers of the Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik blocked railway tracks at Patna’s Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station in support of the bandh call. These workers also vandalised vehicles in Bihar.
Congress protestors in Mumbai staged ‘Rail Roko’ at the Andheri railway station. The East Coast Railway Zone had to cancel 12 trains including Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express and Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Inter City Express in the view of the bandh. MNS workers forcefully shut down shops and establishments at Bharatmata Junction Naka in Parel.
In Kalaburagi in Karnataka, bus services of North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) are not operational while in Telangana. Congress workers held protests in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district’s Bhongir and Musheerabad bus depot in Hyderabad.
Many disturbing violence scenes were witnessed in Bihar. The Loktantrik Janata Dal workers carried a motorbike on their shoulders to protest against fuel price hike.
Security has been tightened in Jaipur and police has taken precautionary measures. They have been directed to take stringent actions against the protesters who will restore to violence during protests.
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‘Bharat Bandh’ is being observed in various parts of the country . Several opposition parties, led by Congress, have called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday to protest against the rising fuel prices across the country.