Bandh call hits normal life in parts of Jharkhand

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Ranchi, Oct 27 (ANI) : An indefinite shutdown called by a pro-Maoist organisation hits normal life in five districts of Jharkhand on Tuesday.

The shutdown is observed on the call of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI (Maoist), which blamed the local police for the arrest of their cadres.

The shutdown was effective in Ranchi, Ramgarh, Gumla and Simdoga districts of the state. Vehicular traffic and the rail traffic were affected and everything came to a standstill.

Israel Mullik, a bus agent, said the Maoists should think before giving the call for a bandh.

"With shutdown people face a lot of problem and if you have observed all the people have come from their villages in recently concluded Chhath Puja and today as the Maoist have called for the shutdown normal routine of so many people has been disturbed. Those who call for the shutdown should think before giving a shutdown call that how much damage will be done by their call," he said.

Sayeed Hassan, a railway passenger, said, a bandh affects everybody across the board. "All the people irrespective of their financial status face the problem of shutdown. The business is suffering immediately after the festive season everything is shutdown. The government officials are sitting in Delhi and if they want they can being the things under control but they are hardly doing anything."

Maoists have ignored repeated calls to renounce violence and negotiate. They stepped up their attacks in recent onths, prompting the government to go after them in a concerted strike. (ANI)

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