Bandh peaceful in DK, Udupi districts

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Mangalore, July 3 (UNI) Barring a few incidents of stone pelting, the bandh called by VHP was total and peaceful in the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.

According to reports reaching here, miscreants pelted stones at the police party when they were trying to clear road blockade at Maripalla in the city limit here.

In another incident, the miscreants pelted stones at a wine shop when the owner declined to close the shop. Reports of stone pelting were also received from Bajpe, on the outskirts of the city, at Bikarnakatta, Shivbhag and Adyar.

Meanwhile, the VHP activists held protest rally against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Gulam Nabi Azad burnt his effigy at Pumpwell Circle near here.

Speaking at the rally, VHP leader Rajgopal Rai cautioned that the VHP would further intensify its fight against the decision to withdraw the land allotted to Amarnath pilgrimage by the J and K government.

Except for some autorikshaws, almost all vehicles including private buses both moffusil and city service were off the roads.

Schools and colleges were declared holiday. Shops, hotels and cinema houses were closed in the undivided districts following the bandh.

However, government offices and banks functioned as usual.

Despite inconvenience caused to the students due to bandh, the PUC supplementary examinations held today as scheduled.

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