Train, bus services disrupted in Bihar as Left parties call for bandh against Muzaffarpur rapes

first_imgTrain service and bus services have been disrupted at some places during the Bihar bandh call by Left parties on Thursday. The Opposition parties Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha and others too have supported the bandh call.Supporters and workers of left parties blocked railway track in Jehanabad, Gaya, Bhojpur, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Patna and Madhubani districts disrupting movement of over a dozen trains on the route. Road traffic too has been affected in Siwan, Patna, Nawada, Bhojpur, Arwal and Jehanabad districts due to bandh call. All schools in Patna have been closed and there are few vehicles plying on the road. However, no untoward incident has been reported in the State so far.Left parties have called for a Bihar bandh seeking resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the sexual abuse of minor girls at state-run Muzaffarpur shelter home.Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejaswi Yadav had tweeted on Wednesday, “Against ghastly, dreadful & gruesome mass rape sponsored by Nitish Kumar, Left parties have called Bihar Bandh supported by RJD & Congress demanding CM Nitish Kumar resignation. I assure that I will compel Nitish Kumar to speak up. Chacha (uncle), get ready to walk the talk.”Earlier, Muzaffarpur-based NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti was blacklisted after a social audit report conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences revealed horrific details of the sexual assault on minor girls.34 of 42 girls’ medical reports had confirmed their sexual abuse. The main accused, Brajesh Thakur who was managing the affairs of the NGO has been arrested along with 10 others.The CBI is currently investigating the case following a recommendation by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.last_img

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