Punjab bandh LIVE updates: Shopkeeper fires at protesters trying to close shops in Moga

Aug 09, 2023 02:21 PM IST

Punjab Bandh Live Updates: Follow live updates on the Punjab bandh jointly organised by Dalit and Christian communities here.

Punjab Bandh Live Updates: The Dalit and Christian communities in Punjab have jointly called for a state-wide bandh, or strike, today in view of the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, an extension of the rallies protesting against the assault of women in the northeastern state.

Protestors blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road near Rama Mandi
Protestors blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road near Rama Mandi(HT)

The dominant Ravidasa and Valmiki communities of Doaba districts as well as the Diocese of Jullundar have also extended support to the bandh.

The newly-launched Manipur Insaaf Morcha announced that the strike will be observed from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Punjab government decided to keep the schools in the state closed today, fearing any potential unrest during the bandh.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Aug 09, 2023 02:21 PM IST

    Shopkeeper fires at protesters trying to close shops in Moga, booked under attempt to murder 

    A shopkeeper shot at one of the protesters, who were trying to close shops in Kot Isse Khan in Moga district as part of Punjab Bandh. The shopkeeper opened fire after having a heated argument. The injured have been admitted to the hospital, while a case of attempt to murder has been registered against the shopkeeper.

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:39 PM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road blocked

    Protestors blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road near Rama Mandi.

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:38 PM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: No blockade on Delhi-Amritsar national highway

    There are no blockades on the Delhi-Amritsar national highway, however, the protestors have blocked approach roads at Rama Mandi chowk and Lamma Pind square. The protestors have also blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur roads, besides blocking Kapurthala chowk, Maqsudan bypass and Ravidas chowk.

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:12 PM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Bus, train service unaffected til 11 am

    Amid the Punjab bandh, transport services in major places across the state remained unaffected unti 11 am.

  • Aug 09, 2023 11:59 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Police take out flag march in various places

    Punjab Police today took out flag march in several places to ensure there is no unrest in the wake of demonstration across the state.

  • Aug 09, 2023 11:39 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Amritsar largely shut, essential services normal

    While Amritsar city is being observed shut largely in response to the Punjab Bandh call given by the SC organizations, other parts of Majha region are seeing mixed response.

    Central part of Amritsar city is witnessing the complete shutdown and shops in almost all the main markets including Hall Bazaar, Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar and other markets in vicinity of the Golden Temple are shut. However, some shops are open in other parts of the city.

    Other services including transport, banking, health, government services are normal. The schools are almost open. Some schools decided to exempt the small children from coming to the school due to safety concern. Partial Bandh is being observed in towns of Amritsar district.

    There is mixed response to the call in Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Batala. However, the shopkeepers have not decorated the items outside the shops and can shut the shops if any protest march is taken out in the markets.

    The situation is almost normal in Tarn Taran district. All the commercial outlets are open in Tarn Taran town as the call failed the make any impact here.

  • Aug 09, 2023 10:50 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Bus, train services unaffected till 10:30 am

    Information says that the bus and train services in the region were unaffected till 10.30 am. There was no input of any attempt to disrupt the public transport or the highways.

  • Aug 09, 2023 09:49 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Doaba districts witness overwhelming response

    The call of complete shut down against violence in Manipur evokes overwhelming response in Doaba districts including Jalandhar, Kapurthala and SBS Nagar.

    Several organisations including multiple Christian organisations and social organisations have given the call of complete bandh in Punjab from 9am to 5pm.

    Several market organisations have decided in prior to shut their commercial establishments.

    Most of the commercial area remained shut in initial hour. Meanwhile, there is no impact on transportation facilities.

    However, high security arrangements have been made to avoid untoward incident.

  • Aug 09, 2023 09:45 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Mixed response received so far

    Districts including Bathinda, Moga and Faridkot witnessed hardly any impact of bandh. Whereas, Ferozepur has witnessed an overwhelming response to the bandh call.

  • Aug 09, 2023 09:42 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Moonak Bar Association extends support

    All members of Bar Association, Moonak has extended their support to call of ‘Punjab Band’.

    AK Joshi, president of Bar Association Moonak, said the meeting of executive committee was held on Wednesday and it was unanimously resolved that bar association Moonak will observe "NO WORK DAY" today on account of Punjab Band call given by several communities against Manipur violence.

  • Aug 09, 2023 09:36 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Who else has extended support

    The Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Coordination Committee comprising the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India and Marxist Communist Party of India-United also extended their support to the Punjab bandh.

  • Aug 09, 2023 09:16 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: What is the reason for state-wide protest?

    The protest across the state has been organised primarily against the mistreatment of women in Manipur amid the ongoing ethnic violence and against the handling of the unrest by the central government. 

  • Aug 09, 2023 09:06 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Petrol pumps, local shops to remain open

    Petrol pumps and local shops will remain operational, with an exception for places where the likelihood of unrest is high amid the demostration.

  • Aug 09, 2023 08:54 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Members of Christian community to march holding Bible

    People belonging to the Christian community are likely to hold Bible in their hands while demonstrating.

  • Aug 09, 2023 08:28 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Diocese of Jullundar extends support

    Apostolic administrator Bishop Agnelo Gracias re-affirmed the support to the Punjab bandh on behalf of the Diocese of Jullundar. “Given the fact that till today the situation in Manipur has shown no appreciable improvement, the Diocese certainly supports the bandh,” he said in a statement.

  • Aug 09, 2023 08:25 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Market associations in Jalandhar to keep their shops shut

    Given the potential intensity of the bandh, the market associations in Jalandhar have announced to keep their shops shut on today.

  • Aug 09, 2023 08:23 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Location where it will be observed

    The organisers announced that demonstration will be carried out at key intersections of cities and satellite towns. Some highways are expected to see blockades. 

  • Aug 09, 2023 08:18 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Heavy police to be deployed

    In order to maintain the law and order situation, heavy police will be deployed in key areas. Meanwhile, the bandh will not disrupt the movement of vehicles of essential services including ambulances.

  • Aug 09, 2023 08:12 AM IST

    Punjab bandh LIVE: Schools to remain shut; hospitals, banks to run as usual

    Keeping in view of the potential unrest in the state, the Punjab government has announced closure of schools. However, the emergency services such as hospitals, banks will run as scheduled unless there is a separate direction of closure.


Punjab bandh: Shops across Doaba region shut, lukewarm response seen in other parts of state

Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:21 PM IST

In the Doaba region, which includes Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar districts, most commercial establishments remained shut and market areas wore a deserted look. The transportation facilities, however, saw no impact.

Protestors blocking the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road near Rama Mandi on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
By, , Vishal Joshi, , Jalandhar/amritsar/ Bathinda/sangrur

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 11:47 AM IST
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Punjab bandh LIVE: Shopkeeper fires at protesters trying to close shops in Moga

Punjab Bandh Live Updates: Follow live updates on the Punjab bandh jointly organised by Dalit and Christian communities here.

Protestors blocked Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road near Rama Mandi(HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:18 PM IST

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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:06 AM IST
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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:02 AM IST
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HT Image
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:57 AM IST
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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:52 AM IST
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HT Image
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:51 AM IST
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Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Sunil Jakhar along with other leaders in Ludhiana. (HT photo)
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Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:58 AM IST
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