Batala: Normal life in this town was
hit as a shutdown was enforced in response to a call given by
city Valmiki sabha in protest against alleged damaging of a
board, carrying the picture of God Valmiki, by a bus belonging
to a company owned by a local MLA.
All shops, commercial establishes and industrial units
were closed while all government and semi government offices
and banks worked normally.
Several members of Valmiki community led by Jatinder
Kalya, president city Valmiki Sabha, took out a protest march
from Nehru Gate to Gandhi chowk where they held a
demonstration for half an hour.
Members of City Valmiki Sabha also organsied a dharna at