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THE BJP-SPONSORED bandh in protest against the communal violence in some areas of the city on Friday had a wide-spread impact, on Saturday. Incidents of group clash were reported from various parts of the city during the bandh.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 01:39 IST

Clashes reported at some places

THE BJP-SPONSORED bandh in protest against the communal violence in some areas of the city on Friday had a wide-spread impact, on Saturday. Incidents of group clash were reported from various parts of the city during the bandh.

The bandh supported by the VHP, Bajrang Dal and Swdeshi Jagran Manch. UP Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal (Shyam Bihari Mishra group) and Sandeep Bansal’s UP Yuva Udyog Vyapar Mandal was near total in Hazratganj, Naka, Aliganj, Chowk, Thakurganj, Kapoorthala, Nishatganj and Sarvodaya Nagar.

However, the bandh call received mixed response in other markets.

The bandh supporters were seen taking rounds of various markets persuading the traders to close their shops. City Bharatiya Janata Party president Jaipal Singh with his supporters was seen visiting markets to enlist support for the bandh.

At some places, group clashes between the bandh supporters and those opposing it also took place. The mob smashed some furniture at a fast food joint at Kapoorthala and were indulged in sabotage in the Palika Market. Similar reports also came in from some other markets as tension prevailed everywhere.

Traders led by Uttar Pradesh Adarsh Vyapar Mandal president Sanjay Gupta took out a procession to protest against yesterday’s incident of violence.

They said the government failed to control law and order and demanded President’s rule and suspension of officials who showed laxity in dealing with the situation.


First Published: Mar 05, 2006 01:39 IST