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Vehicles targeted during Bihar bandh

The bandh was called by the RJD, Congress and other allied parties against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC
Protesters in Patna burn tyres during the bandh on Saturday.
Protesters in Patna burn tyres during the bandh on Saturday.
Picture by Ashok Sinha

Dev Raj   |   Patna   |   Published 21.12.19, 09:21 PM

Bihar came to a standstill on Saturday because of a bandh called by the Opposition and accompanying violence.

The bandh had been called by the RJD, Congress and other allied parties against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC.

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Widespread violence, arson and vandalism were reported from different parts of the state and bandh supporters clashed with police at various places. In a few places, bandh supporters and opponents fought pitched battles.

RJD supporters swarmed roads and railway tracks since early morning, blocking them at places to disrupt traffic. At several places they smashed windows and windscreens of vehicles, including buses. They also stopped trains and climbed onto their engines.

Aurangabad town, 145km from Patna, was the worst hit. The police later searched houses during which people were allegedly thrashed.



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