Phulbani, Dec 25 (Odisha.in) Normal life paralysed with vehicular movements and business activities have come to a grinding halt in the district of Phulbani Tuesday in response to bandh call given by the Vishwa Hindu Parisad as well by Kui Samaj coordination committee.
VHP had given the four hours bandh call Monday alleging that at least 500 people from Christian community attacked the vehicle of Swami Laxmananda Saraswati at Kashingbadi near Daringibadi.
Saraswati and one of the persons accompanied him sustained injuries. The vehicle in which Swamiji was traveling was partially damaged.
On Monday a group of Christians and Hindu clashed at Brahmanigaon over the celebration of Christmas. Police has arrested at least four people all from the Hindu community from the region.
Protesting their arrest hundreds of Hindus Tuesday gheraoed Bramhanigaon police station. Police has arrested at least nine persons for attacking Laxmananda Saraswati.