Saying that Army's image stands tarnished due to malafide actions of Nashik police, a senior army official has written to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra seeking investigations into the alleged involvement of cops in serial 'bandhs' (shutdown).
A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala called by the BJP Tuesday demanding the resignation of the state finance minister left most of the roads deserted and shopping and commercial establishments shut.
The 'Punjab Bandh' called by various Sikh outfits to extend support to Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who is on an indefinite fast demanding release of prisoners from jails lodged in different states, evoked lukewarm response.
Security measures have been stepped up in Assam in view of the 12-hour Assam bandh on Friday called by the Bajrang Dal to protest against the AIUDF's alleged links with jihadi and terror outfits in Bangladesh.
The 1,000 hour Karbi Anglong bandh called by Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS) began on Monday morning, affecting the normal life and vehicular movement on highways passing through the district.
Jharkhand bandh called by the CPI (Maoists) to protest against police firing in Garwah district early this month evoked a mixed response in the mineral-rich Kolhan region of the state with stray incidents of violence reported from some places.
The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the Opposition Asom Gana Parishad and the Assam Tea Tribes Students` Association, to protest against yesterday`s police firing in Golaghat in which three persons were killed, paralysed normal life across the state.