A dawn-to-dusk bandh, called by several farmers and traders bodies in protest against the violence targeting Tamils in Karnataka and also to seek Cauvery water for the State, is on today across Tamil Nadu amid tight security and support of Opposition parties.
As those who had given the bandh call have said a series of protests, including “road and rail rokos”, were held, even as thousands of police personnel are on duty across the State to maintain law and order.
Police said tight vigil was being maintained and no attempts to mar public peace or disruption of free movement of transportation — on road or rail — would be allowed.
Barring the ruling AIADMK, its allies and trade unions affiliated, all other Opposition parties, including the DMK, Congress, DMDK, MDMK, Left parties and the PMK, are supporting the bandh.
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