Punjab Bandh: Complete Shutdown in Patiala and Jalandhar

The Bandh call given by the Ravidasia community against the demolition of historic Ravidass temple in Delhi evoked a strong response in the Doaba region of Punjab, with shops and commercial establishments shut down across the state. Educational institutions were closed in certain parts of the state, especially in Jalandhar which happens to be the stronghold of the community.

A near complete shutdown was observed in Jalandhar, Patiala, Barnala, Fazilka, Samana, Ferozepur and Moga as commercial outlets remained closed. District administrations in Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar had ordered closing of schools and colleges. Members of the community held protests and staged dharnas at various places.

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