Koppal: Traders belonging to other communities, who were running coconut, pooja items and snack shops near Anjanadri, have voluntarily closed their shops following a banner erected around Anjanadri by the Hindu Jagarana Vedike and Sangh Parivar to the Taluk and the District Administration to restrain people from other communities from doing business at Kishkinda Anjanadri in Gangavathi Taluk of the District.
The shops and traders of the Hindu religion were busy selling coconut and saffron shawls. More than 10 shops and more than 20 women and men from other communities have come from Hanumanahalli, Anegondi, Nandayyana Cross, Ramapura, Mallapura, Sanapura, Virupapuragaddi and Gangavathi and have been doing business near Anjanadri for the last four years.
The Hindu Jagarana Vedike had also put up banners in front of the Hindu temples in other parts of the State to prevent people from other communities from doing business and had appealed to the Taluk and the District Administration not to allow people from other communities to do business in the premises as there is a religious ceremony to immerse Hanuman on December 3, 4 and 5. Later, banner buntings were erected in the area around Anegondi Anjanadri to prevent people from other communities from doing business. As a result, traders from other communities in Anjanadri have voluntarily closed their shops since Wednesday November 30.