Near total bandh in Puducherry
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 12:17
Puducherry: All privately operated interstate and intra state buses went off the roads in Puducherry today in response to the dawn to dusk bandh called by the opposition AIADMK to urge the Centre to support the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the ongoing meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The bandh was also aimed at criticising the 'sustained silence' the AINRC headed government in Puducherry was maintaining on the Sri Lankan issue.

Autos, tempos and privately run transport services were off the roads.

The government owned buses however operated under tight police security and were carrying large number of passengers.

All shops and establishments in key centres remained closed and most of the private educational institutions declared holiday for the day.

Although hospitals functioned the turnout of patients was less than the usual strength. Police pickets were deployed at vulnerable centres. Police sources told PTC that a Puducherry government owned town bus was stoned when it was proceeding to Chennai at Muthialpet on the outskirts of Puducherry. None was however injured, the police sources said.


First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 12:17

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