Kandhamal: Normal life was affected at Daringibadi of Kandhamal district due to 12-hour bandh call by Gramya Hindu Debottar Committee today.
Schools and colleges, commercial establishments remained shut due to picketing by the protesters. Similarly, vehicular traffic was disrupted as the activists staged road blockade at many points in the town.
The committee is protesting the decision of district administration to demolish Durga Puja mandap at Chari Chhak in the town.
The protest will continue till 6 pm.