Cong-sponsored bandh affects normal life in Indore
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 16:46
  
Indore: The half-day bandh call given by Congress in Indore against rising crime and recent rape cases today affected normal life in the city, police said.

The half-day bandh from 8 am to 2 pm went off peacefully barring few incidents where some Congressmen tried to close down shops, according to police.

Most of the markets in Jawahar Nagar, Cloth market, Saraf Bazar, Marothiya Bazar, Bartan Bajar, Khujari Bazaar and Rajwada remained closed.

The bandh call by Congress which coincided with the nationwide bandh call given by trade unions partially affected schools and colleges while city transport came to a halt in the early hours.

Some Congress workers tried to burn the effigies of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the state Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta at Gandhi Bhawan but were stopped by the police.

The entire area near the District Congress office was sealed and additional police force was deployed there as a precautionary measure, police said.

District Congress President Pramod Tandon said that there were three gang-rape cases in the district over the last fortnight and the Shivraj government had failed to ensure safety of women nor action against criminals initiated.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 16:46


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