Jharkhand Bandh called over language row remains peaceful

Ranchi: The Akhil Bhartiya Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili and Angika Manch had called for a Jharkhand bandh on Sunday to protest the alleged neglect of their languages in the state which remained peaceful.

During the bandh, a large number of police forces were deployed at the prominent intersections of the capital to prevent any untoward incident. About one and a half dozen people, including the national president of Bhojpuri Magahi Bhasha Sangh, Kailash Yadav, were seen appealing to the shopkeepers to close the shops on the roads of the capital city.

The protesters came near Albert Ekka Chowk and raised slogans and proceeded towards the Hanuman temple and requested to close the open shops, some shopkeepers also closed the shops at their request. Kailash Yadav, president of Bhojpuri Magahi Bhasha Sangh, said they have no objection with any other organization, they are demanding their rights and we are demanding their rights from the government. He said efforts are being made to start a fight between the language protestors and the tribals.

On its part, the Ranchi Police had made elaborate security arrangements to deal with the bandh supporters. Additional jawans have been deployed in the district regarding the bandh. The SSP had directed all the station in-charges to immediately arrest those who damage government and private things.

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