Mangaluru, Feb 13, 2020: Stones pelted on a Tirupati-Mangaluru bus in Farangipet. Several pro-Kannada groups have called for Karnataka bandh today demanding implementation of Sarojini Mahishi report which recommended certain percentage of jobs to Kannadigas in private & public sector companies. (ANI)
After pro-Kannada outfits called for a state-wide bandh, the police are on high-alert to avoid any untoward incidents. Pro-Kannada outfits called for a bandh demanding reservation for Kannadigas in private companies. There is no official holiday declared for schools and colleges. The statewide bandh on Thursday is unlikely to hit normal life as government institutions and private establishments will remain open, but autorickshaws and taxis, including Ola and Uber, are expected to stay off the roads.
City police are not letting KRV’s Praveen Shetty to step out of his house. Police deployed in front of his house in RT Nagar. Preventive measure by Bengaluru City Police to maintain peace.
Kempegowda International Airport crowded as people find difficulty in hailing taxis. Passengers with flights later in the day arrive early fearing violence and transport blockades. (TV9)
Auto-rickshaws, cabs are almost off the road. No people inRailway station, Majestic, KR Market, heavy police depploymentin Town Hall. Rally at11am to Freedom Park. BMTC buses playing as usual.
Pro-Kannada activist Praveen Shetty has been kept under house arrest. Several pro-Kannada groups have called for K’taka bandh today demanding implementation of Sarojini Mahishi report, recommending certain percentage of jobs to Kannadigas in pvt&public sector companies