Bhubaneswar, Jul 9 (UNI) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the RDC and the DIG police to rush to Kandhmal following violence between two communities.
The Violence erupted in the Malipada village under Tumudibandh area of the district yesterday after some people assaulted the 'baba' of Jalespatta ashrama when he protested cow slaughtering.
As the news spread inmates of the ashram and the activists of the VHP and Bajrang Dal blocked roads and ransacked a church.
The VHP and Bajrang dal activists also gave a call for Kandhmal bandh today demanding arrest of the culprits.
Offices, markets were today closed and vehicles were off the road in response to the bandh call.
The Chief Minister said the situation in Kandhmal was being monitored throughly and steps were being taken to keep the situation under control.
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