Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, March 17: After Muslim organizations appealed for bandh following the High Court verdict on hijab, several Muslim-run business establishments remained closed in the city on Thursday, March 17.
Undertaking city patrols to maintain law and order in the city, speaking to the media, Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar said, “Pro-Muslim organizations had called for bandh in the state against the verdict on the hijab handed down by the high court. political parties also supported the call for bandh and a few organizations also supported it. Here in the city, a few organizations supported that.
He said: “We have made it clear that no one should force others to close business establishments. The police were deployed in sensitive areas of the city from 4 a.m.
“There have been no reported incidents of forced closure of business establishments or obstruction of traffic within the confines of the police station. A few businessmen have voluntarily closed their businesses. A few vehicles have also stopped. Except for a few commercial establishments and vehicles, the rest of public life is normal.
“As the verdict was given on the Hijab controversy yesterday, a holiday was announced for all schools and colleges under the boundaries of the Mangaluru police station. Students protested the verdict in the district in a few places, but none no such incident has taken place within the boundaries of the Mangaluru police station. I am confident that the students and their parents will cooperate to ensure that no such incident occurs,” he said.