Madurai: Barring a stray stone pelting incident, the state-wide bandh call given by All India and various Thevar community outfits to protest against the murder of six persons during Thevar Jayanthi celebrations on October 30 evoked partial response, officials said.
Shops in Thevar dominated areas in some districts remained closed in and were open in other areas, including in the city. Bus services were operated to non-sensitive areas.
The Central Vegetable Market here functioned with only one or two retail shops.
In Rameswaram, one Government bus was damaged in stone pelting by miscreants who had come in a motor bike. The bus driver was injured, officials said.
In Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts where Thevars are a majority, most shops remained closed.Private educational institutes also had declared a holiday today in view of the tense situation.