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Cold response to rape bandh

The nationwide bandh in protest against the brutal Delhi gang rape failed to evoke spontaneous response in the state capital on Thursday.

A majority of business establishments remained open and private vehicles plied normally. Schools, which were scheduled to open on Thursday after winter vacation, stuck to their schedule. The district collectorate wore a deserted look but security guards said the employees did not turn up because of Chehallum, which is a government holiday. However, two processions — one by teaching and non-teaching staff of Cheeranjeevee Play School and another by Chadri Sarna Samiti — were taken out in support of the bandh.

“There is no report of disturbance anywhere. All markets in the areas I patrolled were open and people carried on their daily chores,” said city SP Vipul Shukla.

Jharkhand Bus Owners’ Association president Krishna Mohan Singh agreed. “As this shutdown was devoid of any political colour, no one got down on the streets to enforce the bandh,” he said.

Manoj Singh of Argora cited the Indo-Pak ODI for the lukewarm response, especially from youngsters. “As most youths remained glued to the match on TV, there was no one to hit the streets,” he said.

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