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Government offices, education institutions function normally on strike day

Endless wait: Passengers at the Krishnagiri new bus stand were left stranded owing to the general strike on Thursday .

Endless wait: Passengers at the Krishnagiri new bus stand were left stranded owing to the general strike on Thursday .   | Photo Credit: – Photo: N. Bashkaran.

Staff Reporter

Shopkeepers, industries, bus and lorry operators take part in the strike

KRISHNAGIRI: Buses remained off the roads; shops, business establishments and industries downed shutters in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts on Thursday in response to the general strike call given by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

However, government and private education institutions, state government offices, banks and central government offices functioned normally.

Many office-goers and commuters were were left stranded in the district. However, lorries and autorickshaws operated partially.

In a show of solidarity towards the Tamils in Sri Lanka, about 37 fishermen did not venture into the Barur lake and cinema theatres cancelled their noon and matinee shows.

Also, the Hosur Small and Tiny Industries Association extended its support for the cause of Tamils in Sri Lanka and the member industries of the Association remained shut on Thursday.

Evaluation of SSLC answer papers in Kaveripattinam Government Boys Higher Secondary School and Hosur Government Girls Higher Secondary School did not get affected due to the bandh.

Ninety-nine per cent of the teachers attended the centres, said M. Baskaran, chief education officer.

About 90 per cent elementary schools in the distict did not run as most of the teachers did not turn up for duty on Thursday , said the district education officer in-charge Kandasamy.

No untoward incidents were reported from Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts.

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