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Anti-CAA: Maharashtra bandh evokes mixed response in Marathwada

Aurangabad, Jan 24 (UNI) The statewide day-long bandh call given by the Advocate Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and flawed economic policies evoked a mixed response across the Marathwada region.
In Aurangabad city, a city bus was torched by the agitators during the bandh. Most of the shops and several schools remained closed. The VBA activists were seen marching in business localities asking people to closed down their establishment.
However, banks,transports,railway and medical services worked as usual.
Reports from Latur stated that, a rally was taken out by the VBA in Aurashahajani. In city, a dharna was held near Dr Ambedkar park by the 'Aahmi Latukar'.
In Hingoli, activists stopped several school vans, due to which students failed to appear in examations.
A report from Parbhani said most of the shops were closed down.
In Osmanabad, a mix response was seen as most of the shop ,schools ,markets were closed, however, transport, medical services among others essential services were as usual.
In Nanded, one shop was vandalised in the morning hours.
Some of the protestors came out on the road and forcefully asked the people to shut down their shop shutters. Those who did not respond, were threatened.
A group of activists vandalised a general store in front of a stadium. They broke the glass pan. Following the incident, people immediately closed their shops. At Anand Nagar, some school buses were stopped by the activists.
Reports reaching from Jalna said that VBA took out a morcha from Mama Chowk to Collector's Office where the delegation submitted a memorandum.
In Beed district, the bandh was observed in main markets on Subhas road and Shivaji nagar where shops were closed.
Meanwhile, Mr Ambedkar appealed to party workers in a tweet that they should abide law and order during the bandh and ask them to observed it peacefully.
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