A shutdown protest was observed in Shirdi on January 19 .

The devotees from the city of Shirdi in Maharashtra observed a shutdown on January 19 to mark their protest against the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Bal Thackeray.

The protest was held against the Chief Minister over his decision to allocate funds to develop the Pathri town in Parbhani district for religious tourism and calling it as the birth place of Sai Baba. According to the reports, the entire market areas, several shops, restaurants and local transports remained closed as part of the shutdown. But the units of the Shirdi comprising Sai Prasadalaya, Sai Hospital, Sai Bhaktaniwas and medical shops have been kept outside the purview of the shutdown. The temple also remained open during this period of time.

According to the sources, the devotees also staged a rally by holding banners in the city and demanded the government not to take such decisions as it can hurt religious sentiment.

Later the shutdown was called off by the devotees as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra has convened a meeting in Mumbai on January 20 to discuss the issue.

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