Bhubaneswar: Normal life at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district has been severely hit since this morning as slum dwellers under the banner of ‘Janam Maati Suraksha Manch’ are observing a 12-hour bandh, demanding land patta for homestead lands on which they are living for years now.
Due to the bandh, shops and bazaars have been closed. Similarly, vehicular movement has been severely hit as activists have blocked the road by burning tyres at different places. The 12-hour bandh will continue till 6 pm.
Adequate police personnel have been deployed to ensure that no untoward incident occurs during the bandh.