A 12 hour bandh is underway in Dharmagarh and Junagarh regions in Kalahandi district over bestowing district status to the region. The strike is called by the Kriyanusthan Committee.
The protest is being observed in 6 blocks – Dharmagarh, Junagarh, Koksara, Jaipatna, Golamunda and Kalampur. Roads and National Highway-26 have been blocked. Normal life has taken a hit. Educational institutions, government organizations, shops and markets remain closed today.
Vehicular movement has been disbanded. Many political groups and organizations have supported this protest. The members of the Kriyanusthan committee have proclaimed to prolong the ‘district status’ cause till it is effected.