Shutdown evokes mixed response in Uttarakhand
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 17:48
Dehra Dun: The nation-wide shutdown called by non-NDA and non-UPA parties to protest spiralling prices of essential commodities evoked a mixed response in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

Most commercial establishments and main markets in state capital Dehra Dun were closed while shops were open in lanes and bylanes.

Offices reported normal attendance as vehicular traffic plied normally. However, schools and colleges were closed.

Activists of Left parties and the Samajwadi Party staged a demonstration here protesting what they said failure of the Union government to rein in food inflation.

Police tried to stop the demonstrators near Sabzi Mandi area here leading to a minor skirmish in which one person was injured.

In Haridwar, main markets and business establishments were open while schools and colleges were closed.

In picturesque Nainital, shops and businesses were open with offices reporting normal attendance.

However, Uttarakhand Samajwadi Party head Vinod Barthwal claimed the day-long bandh was successful.


First Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 17:48

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