Bandh in Karnataka town evokes strong response

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Mandya, Karnataka, Jan 7 (UNI) A bandh call given by the Bajrang Dal and RSS at Melkote in protest against the police's ''inaction'', which led to a burglary at Yoganarasimha Swamy temple recently, evoked strong response today.

Normal life came to a standstill with all shops and educational institutions remaining closed. Buses and other vehicles remained off the road.

Villagers of Kadalagere, Kadenhalli, Ullagatti and surrounding areas took out a procession in the town.

Meanwhile, the Bajrang Dal and RSS had written to Governor Rameshwar Thakur and officials, demanding a probe into the incident in which cash amounting to lakhs of rupees and jewellery were stolen.

They also demanded adequate security to the temple.

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