THE CITY was totally shut down on Monday in response to a bandh called to protest against the death of Prof H S Sabharwal during violence in student body elections a couple of days ago.
The call was given by the Congress, but it also received support from the BJP and several other social organisations. All shops and business establishments remained closed. Schools and colleges were also closed to avoid any unpleasant situation. Heavy police bandobast was made for a peaceful bandh.
Barring few altercations, no major clash was reported from anywhere. Congress activists took out a silent march from the main parts of the City and handed over a memorandum to the administration demanding immediate arrest of the ABVP workers responsible for the attack.
The academic staff of the college held at condolence meeting at the main gate to pay homage to the departed soul. Meanwhile, several organisations of teachers on Monday announced that ‘Teachers’ Day’ observed on September 5 would be taken as protest day this time. Mayor Soni Meher also announced that the felicitation programme organised by the municipal corporation every year would be called off to protest killing at an education temple.