Mixed response to AP bandh over statue desecration
Hyderabad: The state-wide bandh called by Dalit groups to protest the desecration of BR Ambedkar statues in Andhra Pradesh on Monday evoked a mixed response.
Barring a few incidents of violence, the shutdown was by and large peaceful. Unidentified persons set on fire a private bus at Chilakalguda here this morning.
Police had stepped up security at all vulnerable places, especially in Telangana. The Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee supported the bandh.
Most of the educational institutions in the state capital remained closed, while for majority of the commercial establishments it was business as usual.
Of the 3,700 buses belonging to Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation in the city, as many as 3,300 were plying, according to the state-run corporation.
South Central Railway operated all train services in the state.
Gandham Pallam Raju, main accused in the desecration of statues of Ambedkar in East Godavari, surrendered yesterday, while police have arrested three others in
connection with the incidents reported last week.
According to reports reaching here, the bandh in other parts of the State was partial and peaceful.
In Visakhapatnam, AP`s second largest city after the state capital, schools, colleges, shops and business establishments and Government offices functioned as usual.
In Guntur, educational institutions, shops, hotels, banks and a few government offices remained shut. Small groups of Dalit youth were seen going around the city enforcing bandh.
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