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Wednesday, April 17 2024

Pro-Kannada activists held for anti-English protests

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Bengaluru : Around 50 pro-Kannada activists were arrested after they protested and defaced English signboards on the city’s roads demanding the use of Kannada language, police said on Wednesday.

The activists belonged to an organisation called Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV), who were demanding that Kannada language should be used on public signage.

“We have arrested 47 members of the organisation, including 40 men and seven women, for destroying several signboards, hoardings and posters that were written in English near Brigade Road (in the heart of the city),” Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar told media.

The protests came on a day when the state was celebrating its 62nd Foundation Day.

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