Violence breaks out during Bihar shutdownOctober 25th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct 25 (ANI): Violence broke out during the dawn-to-dusk Bihar shutdown today called by various student organisations to protest against the attacks on North Indian candidates during a railway recruitment examination in Mumbai.
The shutdown is being called by various student organisations, including AISA, the student wing of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), an ultra Left party. Students ransacked Shekhpura railway station and delinked the engine of a passenger train this morning.
According to official sources, some students pelted stones at the police and totally disrupted rail traffic on the Kiul-Gaya railway line.
The police have taken half a dozen protestors in custody.
In Darbhanga, activists of the AISA ransacked Darbhanga railway station and tried to disrupt rail traffic.
Similar reports of violence have came from Gaya, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Siwan and Muzaffarpur.
On Friday, student wings of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Lok Janshakti Party withdrew from the strike. (ANI)
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