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BJP bandh call evokes poor response Bandh to protest attack evokes poor response

Staff Correspondent

Bajrang Dal, VHP activists and advocates condemn Ayodhya incident

MYSORE: The bandh call given by the Bharatiya Janata Party to protest against the militants' attack on the disputed site at Ayodhya evoked poor response in Mysore. Barring sporadic incidents of disruption of bus services, the bandh was peaceful.

Supported by activists of the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the BJP staged a protest at K.R. Circle in the morning.

The authorities had strengthened security in and around the area.

Bus services hit

The bus services in the city were affected for some time in the morning after the protesters set up blockades near the bus station.

Though the authorities of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation withdrew bus services, normal services resumed later.

Normal business activity was reported in the commercial centres. Only a few businessmen closed their shops.

The police provided security to all business establishments, educational institutions, and places of public importance.

Additional police force

Additional forces were drafted to provide security and maintain law and order in the city.

Earlier, BJP activists, led by the former MLA A. Ramdas, raised slogans against the failure of the Union Government to prevent the attack on the disputed site.

They said that inadequate security at the site is one of the reasons for the attack. Waving saffron flags and armed with trishuls, the supporters said that the attack was against Hindus and aimed at hurting their sentiments.

Advocates protest

Members of Mysore Bar Association abstained from court and staged a dharna to protest against the attack on the disputed site. The protesters also formed a human chain in front of the court complex.

While commending the role of security forces in containing terrorism in the country, they said that stringent action should be taken against the terrorists.

They said that public should stand united and secular in protecting law and order and interest of the country.

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