Goa Police claimed that the tribals who were demonstrating at Balli village in the state in support of demands such as implementation of reservations in jobs, were "drunk", which led to the fracas between locals and the police.
The shutdown has been called by the Telangana JAC, which comprises of political parties and
people`s organisations, to demand the introduction of Telangana
Bill in the ongoing budget session of the Parliament.
The police on Saturday cleared the entry point to the proposed Posco mega steel plant at Balitutha, of protesters resisting land acquisition since January 26, using rubber bullets, teargas and batons, leaving at least 30 injured.
Amid ongoing agitation in
support of a unified Andhra Pradesh, the state government
on Saturday asserted it would not remain a mute spectator to any act
of violence and deal with perpetrators with a firm hand.