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Domicile policy: 2 injured, 200 held in J’khand shutdown

Shutdown has affected normal life with shops closed in the state

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 14 2016 3:06PM | Updated Date: May 14 2016 3:06PM

Domicile policy: 2 injured, 200 held  in J’khand shutdown

 At least Two people were injured as protesters hurled petrol bombs on a truck during a protest by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) against the domicile policy of the Raghubar Das Government. More than 200 party supporters have been arrested.

Shutdown has affected normal life in the state with shops closed in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gumla and other parts of the state. 
Long-distance buses are also not plying. 
JMM supporters and workers burnt tyres in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and other places.
On Ranchi-Jamshedpur national highway, shutdown protesters threw petrol bombs on a truck leading to injury of  two people. 
Protesters also hurled stones on a staff bus in Jamshedpur. 
Shutdown supporters tried to disrupt railway services at a few places. 
As a precautionary step, two JMM legislators have been detained. 
More than 200 shutdown supporters have been arrested across the state. Heavy security arrangements have been deployed  in view of the shutdown. 
Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have voiced their support to the JMM shutdown. 
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajantantrik (JVM-P) of Babulal Marandi is also supporting the shutdown. 
The Domicile Policy was brought and notified after the governor's consent in April. 
According to the policy, announced by Chief Minister Das last month, anyone living in the state for 30 years and possessing immovable assets will be considered a resident of Jharkhand.
Former chief ministers who have opposed the policy include Arjun Munda of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Hemant Soren of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Babulal Marandi of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), Madhu Koda.