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Anti-Maoist bandh affects normal life in Chhattisgarh

Normal life on Tuesday came to a standstill in Chhattisgarh during the state-wide bandh called by the main Opposition Congress against the ongoing violence by the Maoists, who killed nearly 30 policemen in a recent strike.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2009 23:15 IST

Normal life on Tuesday came to a standstill in Chhattisgarh during the state-wide bandh called by the main Opposition Congress against the ongoing violence by the Maoists, who killed nearly 30 policemen in a recent strike.

Most of the shops, business establishments, schools, colleges here were closed and the vehicles remained off the roads.

According to the reports reaching here, the bandh also crippled life in Bilaspur, Rajnandgaon, Korba, Raigarh where locals joined the protests against the surge in Maoist activities. State Congress spokesperson Ramesh Valyarni claimed that the bandh was “huge” success.

“People of the state have realised that there is no place for violence in a democracy and voluntarily participated in the bandh,” Valyarni said.

Thirty police personnel including a Superintendent of Police were killed in ambushes and landmine attacks by Maoists in three separate incidents in Rajnandgaon on July 12.