Udupi, June 10 2017: Reports indicate that Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) could hold a state wide bandh on May 12 to register its protest against Kerala state government for its move to make Malayalam as compulsory subject in all schools including Kannada medium schools from this academic year, said KSV President Praveen Kumar Shetty speaking at Udupi press club recently.
Some of the regions of Kasaragod district are part of Karnataka as majority of the residents in such areas are Kannadigas. The union, state governments failed to implement Mahajan Commission Report which stated some of the regions should be handed over to Karnataka by Kerala state government.
"We are looking at a bandh on June 12 to show our support for Kannadigas residing in Kerala state. The bandh is also called urging the state government to fulfill 15 demands including implementation of Mekedatu project, Ban on Maharashtra Ekikaran Samithi (MES), Cauvery issue and others," KRV President said. KRV leaders Shivaraj Gowda, Ansar Ahmed and other leaders were present at the meet.