Pro-Kannada outfits call for Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi river dispute today


Bengaluru, June 12, 2017: Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a statewide bandh on Monday demanding a solution to a number of issues including the crisis of drinking water and sharing of water from Mahadayi river with Goa.

Protestors are slated to organise a protest march today from Town Hall to Vidhana Soudha.

The bandh, which is being held from dawn to dusk, will be led by Kannada Okoota, an umbrella organisation of the pro-Kannada bodies in the state and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.

Apart from the Mahadayi row, protestors are also pressing for action against Tamil Nadu’s resistance on the Mekedatu project being facilitated across the river Kaveri.

Despite the bandh call, buses operated by KSRTC and BMTC, Bengaluru metro and taxis will continue to ply. Officials of the transport services said that services may be stalled in the case of protests.

The protesting groups have also demanded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to resolve the Mahadayi river water issue.

As many as 20,000 police personnel have been deployed across Bengaluru to prevent any disruption as the protesting organisation will be holding a march from Town Hall to Freedom Park.

Wefornews Bureau

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