Protest rally turns violent in Faizabad

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 23:26

Faizabad: A bandh called by VHP and Shiv Sena to protest against the theft of ancient idols here took a violent turn when some of the protesters resorted to stone-pelting and ransacked some shops.

The activists were demanding closer of all shops and business establishment in the commercial area, police said.

Police had to resort to cane-charging to control the situation and heavy police force was also deployed in the commercial area of the city.

Three ancient idols of Devkaali temple in Faizabad city were stolen yesterday, leading to protests and Sunday`s bandh.


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First Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 23:26

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