Dawn-to-dusk bandh in Mayurbhanj by JMM

Mayurbhanj: Demanding fulfilment of long standing three-point charter of demands, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is observing a 12-hour bandh in Mayurbhanj district. The district lawyers’ body has also extended its support to the bandh.

Mahesh Hembram, President of Odisha unit of JMM, stated, “The bandh is being observed to press for the establishment of High Court bench in Mayurbhanj. Our second demand is to refund the money of the depositors of Urban Co-operative Bank.”

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Hembram further alleged that the parliamentarians from the State have turned deaf ears towards the development of railway services to/from the district. Even the Railway Committee Board has shown a laid-back attitude for the up-gradation of railways in Mayurbhanj, he said.

The bandh has thrown normal life out of gear as the activists of JMM picketed at several keys locations in Baripada, Karanjia, Rairangpur and Udala sub-division in the district.

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They have also staged a demonstration on National Highway NH-18 and NH-49 bringing the vehicular communication on the route to a standstill. The JMM members were also seen picketing at the District Collectorate.

Schools and other educational institutions, markets, business establishments have remained closed to mark the shut down. However, emergency services have been exempted from the bandh, reports claimed.

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