Police cane-charged activists of Sikh organisations when they were trying to force shopkeepers to down shutters during a Punjab bandh call given by some Sikh outfits in protest against the decision of Akal Takht to pardon Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Normal life was affected in the IT city and other parts of Karnataka on Saturday following a 12-hour statewide bandh called by several pro-Kannada outfits demanding implementation of Kalasa-Banduri canal project, over which state government has locked horns with neighbouring Goa.
A day-long nationwide strike today impacted normal life in various parts of the country with coal production, banking operations and transport services being hit the most, while violent clashes erupted in West Bengal resulting in arrest of over 1,000 persons.
As 10 central trade unions go on a one-day nationwide strike Wednesday, September 2, to protest against changes in labour laws, many services across the country, such as transport, banks, will come to a standstill.
The day-long state-wide bandh called by YSR Congress over the special category status issue for Andhra Pradesh began on Saturday with party workers and leaders staging protests in front of bus deports belonging to the State Road Transport Organisation (APSRTC).
A bandh called in Assam's Dibrugarh district on Monday saw clashes between two groups leading to the imposition of indefinite curfew in one police station area and night curfew in another, an official said.
Jammu witnessed a shutdown for the third consecutive day today as part of agitation being carried out by an amalgam of over 70 organisations to press for setting up an AIIMS in this region of the state.
Violent protests broke out in Jammu as a three-day shutdown called from Friday to press for setting up of AIIMS in the region disrupted normal life and opposition parties took to streets accusing ruling BJP of "betrayal".
Normal life was disrupted in Bihar today as shops, educational institutions and some trains were forced to stop functioing as lathi-wielding mobs took to the streets over the day-long state bandh called by RJD.
A bandh called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday affected normal life in Mango area here where prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC have been clamped following a clash between two communities over an eve-teasing incident.
The Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday threatened to cancel licenses of medical stores, hotels and taxis for denying services to citizens by shutting down, peeved at how a bandh sponsored by an outlawed militant outfit could paralyse life in the state.