Protests against Rama Sethu Demolition in K'taka

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Bangalore, Sep 12 (UNI) Road blockade, stopping trains and protest marches marked the agitation by the VHP against the move to demolish the mythical Rama Sethu for Sethu Samudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP). The protests were observed as part of the three-hour nationwide 'Chakka Jam' called by the VHP and other pro-Hindu organisations.

Police said over 50 people were detained and released later. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the state.

Due to road blocks, vehicular movement was affected for some time in Hubli, Davangere and Belgaum. The Bangalore-Chennai Express train was stopped for some time in the Bangalore City Station by Karnataka Shri Ramsethu Rakshana Samiti activists.

Protests were also reported from many parts of the state including Mysore, Mangalore, Bellary, Mandya and Gulbarga.

Some of the business establishments were also closed during the three-hour protest, police added.


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