Bandh Disrupts Life, Throws Traffic out of Gear in Punjab

A day-long bandh called by radical Sikh outfits in protest against alleged inaction against 1984 riots accused had thrown rail and road traffic out of gear and disrupted normal life in Punjab and Chandigarh.

Due to the bandh called by Dal Khalsa and some other outfits, shops and business establishments were closed in many places in the state. As a precautionary measure, even private schools and some banks chose to be closed at some places.

Besides, protesters set up blockades between Rajpura and Shambu on the mainline Ambala Ludhiana section which provides link to the national capital and Jammu and Kashmir. Resultantly, a number of trains originating from Amritsar, Ferozepur and Ludhiana were cancelled while some others were terminated.

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