Shirdi bandh: CISF primarily protects industrial installations, metro stations and airports. (File)
A shutdown has been called in Maharashtra’s premier religious tourism destination, Shirdi. The indefinite bandh has been called against the government’s decision to deploy CISF for the security of the Sai Baba Temple. The administration of the temple has been protesting against the decision to deploy CISF, which primarily protects industrial installations, metro stations and airports.
The indefinite bandh will begin on May 1.
Shirdi is a small town in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, home to the most important temple dedicated to Sai Baba. People from all religions visit the place. Millions of devotees reach the town from across the world, every year. The main temple is located on the Ahmednagar-Manmad highway.