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Maoists bandh evokes partial response in north Telangana

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Maoists bandh evokes partial response in north Telangana
Maoists bandh evokes partial response in north Telangana

Protesting the state government’s total failure to stop construction of illegal barrages across Godavari by Maharashtra government, the two-day bandh call given by the CPI (Maoist) and the Janashakti group, evoked partial response in North Telangana districts today.

Life was normal in Yellandu, Bhadrachalam, Palvancha and other sub-plan area mandals. The police, in anticipation of retaliatory attacks, were on a high alert throughout the district and a special bandobust was organized to protect Government property and vital installations. The RTC, however, suspended its services to remote pockets such as Pinapaka and Gundala in the day.

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The north Telangana bandh call given by the CPI (ML) Janashakthi group naxalites on Tuesday in protest against the alleged illegal construction under Babli project on Godavari by Maharashtra government, opposing open cast mining in Singareni colliries and against construction of Polavaram project as it submerges many areas.

The bandh was total in the agency areas and evoked a mixed response in urban areas. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the district. There was no impact of the bandh call in the district. Life was normal with the functioning of all educational institutions, offices, banks, cinema halls, petrol filling stations, shops and business establishments. Mines of the Singareni Collieries also functioned normally.

However, as a preventive measure, the police intensified their cordon and search operations and also vehicle checking on all important routes and deployed police forces at all vital installations. As a precautionary measure, the RTC curtailed its services in the interior rural areas since Monday evening.