TAMIL NADU

Strike passes off peacefully in Erode

For the Tamils: Erode bus stand wears a deserted look on Thursday following the strike call given by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and allies demanding ceasefire in Sri Lanka.

For the Tamils: Erode bus stand wears a deserted look on Thursday following the strike call given by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and allies demanding ceasefire in Sri Lanka.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: M.Govarthan

Staff Reporter

No untoward incidents reported in the district

ERODE: The strike called by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in support of Sri Lankan Tamils passed off peacefully in the district.

In the city, as elsewhere, almost all shops remained closed, barring roadside eateries, medical shops and a few others. Hospitals too remained open.

The bus stand sported a deserted look as all buses, including privately managed, remained off the roads. Passengers had a tough time commuting both within the district and town as autorickshaws too were off the roads.

Political parties’ workers, who were on campaign, too had a tough time finding food. At many a roadside eatery, the workers could be seen in large numbers.

A couple of vegetable super markets and grocery stores, however, remained open. In others parts of the district too a similar situation prevailed. The district police recorded no untoward incidents.

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