Today Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a state-wide bandh to waive farm loan. This Bandh called for demanding a solution to number of issues including Mahadayi river dispute and drinking water crisis in several parts of the state and they has also asked removal of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti activists from Karnataka for their alleged ‘anti Kannada’ activities and specially this bandh called of for farm loan waiver.
#Karnatakabandh no officially.
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) June 12, 2017
Bengaluru police tweeted Karnataka bandh but not officially. Around 20,000 police personnel have been deployed across Bengaluru to prevent any disturbance as the protesting organisation will march from Town Hall to Freedom Park on Monday. And more than 200 Hoysala vehicle staff will be patrolling all over the state.
Some universities have postponed their exams because of state bandh. Although in Bengaluru schools were seen working, private companies also remained open while public transport including BMTC and Metro rails running normally. Many private schools will decide on the basis of the developing situation and have appealed for security aid for their schools from the state government. The Bengaluru University has postponed its fourth-semester postgraduate exams along with this Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has also postponed its first-year B.Ed examinations and seventh-semester examinations. And also the transport services will operate normally, autorickshaws, metro and buses will work normally.
Kannada Okkota is an organisation of Kannada bodies which called for a state-wide Bandh in Karnataka. They are demanding from Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to intervention in the Mahadayi river water dispute and a permanent solution to the problem of water scarcity in arid areas.