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Karnataka Bandh: Services Resume and Protest Ends

The Mahadayi river has been a bone of contention between Karnataka and Goa.

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Several hundred activists from pro-Kannada organisations begin their march from Bengaluru’s Town Hall to Freedom Park.
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Bandh Ends Across Karnataka

The dawn to dusk bandh has come to an end across the state, restoring life back to normalcy.

It was seen that the northern districts under the Malaprabha river basin were most affected. The shutdown also logged out India's tech hub Bengaluru. IT companies like Infosys, Wipro and other multinational firms had declared a day off for its employees.

7:57 AM , 25 Jan

Demanding a speedy resolution to the Mahadayi water dispute, pro-Kannada organisations called for a statewide bandh on Thursday, 25 January. They are demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervene in the matter to settle the contention between Karnataka and Goa.

The bandh is likely to affect normal life across the state from 6 am to 6 pm. Several pro-Kannada organisations and farmer outfits are expected to participate in the bandh.

Snapshot
  • Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a statewide bandh in Karnataka on Thursday, 25 January
  • The bandh has been called to press for a quick resolution to the Mahadayi water dispute with Goa
  • Normal life is likely to be thrown out of gear
  • Private schools and colleges remain closed across Bengaluru, even as buses, Metro, are private cabs are likely to run
11:11 AM , 25 Jan
KEY EVENT

Amit Shah Addressed A Rally in Mysuru Despite Bandh

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, addressed the gathering at the Parivartana Rally in Maharaja College Ground, Mysuru.

The meeting was rescheduled owing to protests by pro-Kannada groups across the state. Pro-Kannada activists have called for another bandh on 4 February, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the state.

2:34 PM , 25 Jan

Pro-Kannada Leader Says He Will Call For a Protest In Delhi

Vatal Nagaraj, a leader of Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha (KCVP) says that there is a plan in place to organise a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the coming days. He also said that an unfair treatment is being meted out to the north Kannadigas’. “We will make sure that the Prime Minister intervenes to resolve the issue,” he told media persons in Bengaluru.

2:13 PM , 25 Jan

Pro-Kannada Activists Shut Down Hotel Empire in Bengaluru


Published: 25 Jan 2018, 9:25 AM IST
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