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Anti-Telangana stir hits Lord Balaji yatra

Tirupati, Oct 5, 2013 (PTI): 10:23 IST
A supporter of United Andhra Pradesh throws a tyre into flames at Tirupati in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh state 575 kilometers (357 miles) from Hyderabad, India, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The approval for the creation of
Thousands of devotees heading for the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara were badly hit as the vehicular traffic came to a halt following the 48-hour strike called by anti-Telangana protesters.

Hundreds of protesters reached Alipiri, the foot of the hills, and blocked the entrance of the hill routes leading to the shrine by staging a sit-in, temple sources told PTI.

All vehicles, including state-owned transport corporation buses, could not ply, affecting the pilgrims, they said.

However, keeping in mind the annual Brahmotsavam festival commencing tomorrow, protesters wound up their sit-in at dusk and paved the way for restoration of traffic.

Meanwhile, all commercial establishments, including petrol pumps were closed in entire Chitoor district.

It was learnt, that hundreds of vehicles with devotees proceeding to Tirupati from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra returned in view of the protests.

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