Mysore shutdown evokes mixed response

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Mysore July 4 (ANI): A dawn to dusk shutdown call given by the Hindu Jagaran Vedike in protest against an attack on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader evoked a mixed response here today.

Normal life was partially affected by the shutdown.

It may be recalled that a mob armed with weapons attacked Giridhar, the President of Mysore unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), and his friend Wajid on Friday evening. Giridhar is said to in critical condition at Mysore's Apollo Hospital.

Police said that some persons have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Meanwhile, Karnataka's Home Minister V.S.Acharya is visiting Mysore this evening to asses the situation and expected to visit the riot-hit areas. (ANI)

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