News Karnataka
Wednesday, December 07 2022
Vijayapura

Strict action will be taken against forcible shutting of shops during bundh: SP

Photo Credit :

Vijayapura: The police have made elaborate arrangements to prevent any untoward incidents ahead of the state-wide bundh on Saturday, called by several pro-Kannada outfits in protest of the Karnataka government’s decision to constitute a welfare board for the Maratha community.

In a statement released on Friday, Superintendent of Police Anupam Agrawal said that shops, business establishments and public transport will remain unaffected by the bundh. He, however, warned that any person or organization that tries to forcibly shut shops or prevent the public transport from functioning will be dealt as per the law.

“No one will be allowed to prevent the movement of vehicles or forcibly shut shops in the district. The police will not allow such things to occur,” he said.

He added that over 800 police personnel will be deployed in order to maintain law and order in the district on Saturday.

Apart from this, three platoons of the India Reserve Battalion and seven District Arms Reserve police platoons will be pressed into service.

Meanwhile, not all pro-Kannada outfits have extended their support to the bundh as several of them believe that formation of a welfare board for the Maratha community is justified.

Several Kannada organizations have stated that hundreds of Marathas are associated with Kannada organizations and are fighting for the cause of the language.

The bundh call has led to a strong face-off between the Kannada organizations and BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, who has openly been taken on the pro-Kannada activists in this regard.

Calling the activists and thieves who only extort money, Yatnal appealed to the people not to support the bundh.

His remarks have angered the pro-Kannada activists, including veteran Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj, who was recently detained by the police when trying to hold a protest against the MLA and the government in Vijayapura.

Now, with the rift among the Kannada organizations becoming wider, the success of the bundh appears doubtful.

Share this:
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp