BOMBAY, July 10, Reuter: India’s bustling commercial capital was paralyzed today with markets, banks, shops and transport shut down in a protest strike against the killing of 72 Hindu bus passengers by unknown gunmen. Virtually all industrial and commercial activity in the Western Indian city of nine million halted’.

In Punjab, gunmen shot dead a former State Cabinet Minister, Satnam Singh Bajwa, his two bodyguards and three others during a raid on the politician’s farm near Amritsar, police said.

So far this year, nearly 580 people have been killed in the ongoing violence as compared with 640 in all of 1986.

Article extracted from this publication >>  July 17, 1987