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VHP activists damage buses, put blockades during Bharath Bandh

Protesters suspected to be from the VHP today pelted buses with stones in suburban Kandivili damaging five BEST buses, police said.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2008 12:18 IST

Incidents of stone pelting and road blockades were reported in various parts of the financial capital this morning during the day-long countrywide protest by the BJP against the Amarnath shrine board land transfer issue.

Protesters suspected to be from the VHP on Thursday pelted buses with stones in suburban Kandivili damaging five BEST buses, police said.

Hundreds of VHP supporters blocked important arterial roads at Vakola, Malad and Borivili in northwest Mumbai and in the northeast suburb of Ghatkopar that caused difficulties to officegoers in reaching their workplaces, they said.

The police have, however, dispersed the crowd and ensured a smooth traffic flow.

Nobody was reported injured in the incidents of stone pelting and road blockades, police said.

The VHP and the BJP had yesterday called for a nationwide bandh protesting against the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to revoke proposed grant of land to Amarnath shrine board.