Mahabodhi: Normal life paralysed in Bodh Gaya due to bandh

Bodh Gaya, July 8: Normal life was severely hit in Bihar's Gaya district today as BJP and RJD gave separate bandh calls to protest against the state government's alleged security lapses that led to the terror attack in the temple town injuring two monks, official sources said.

BJP workers took to the streets from early morning to enforce the dawn-to-dusk bandh forcing shops and business establishments to close down, the sources said.

Bandh:Normal life paralysed in Bodh Gaya

The temple town of Bodh Gaya was particularly hit by the bandh as roads wore a deserted look and shops and business establishments remained shut since morning, they said. Observing a separate 12-hour bandh in the entire Magadh division, RJD workers were seen stopping movement of vehicles and forcing shopkeepers to shut down shops in Gaya, Jehanabad and adjoining districts, the sources said.

In Jehanabad, the RJD supporters disrupted train services and raised slogans against the state government for failure to prevent serial blasts in Bodh Gaya town yesterday.

There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere due to the bandh called by the RJD and BJP, police sources said.

Nine serial blasts had rocked the Bodh Gaya temple town yesterday with the world famous Mahabodhi temple facing the brunt of the terror attack as four blasts took place in its premise. Two monks were injured in the serial blasts.


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