Karkala, Dec 18, 2014: Thousands of people including a large number of women took out a protest march at Hebri on December 17, Wednesday to oppose the implementation of the recommendations of the Kasturirangan Report. The Action Committee against the implementation of the report had also given a bundh call in the town Hebri on Wednesday.
T Balakrishna Shetty, advocate who addressed the protestors alleged that no meeting has been held to hear the opinion of the people who would be affected. He further accused the district administration of failure to keep the government informed of the stance of the people regarding the report.
He further said the administration even did not try to sensitize the people on the recommendations of the report. He also dubbed the report as unscientific.
Satish Shetty, President of the Karkala unit of the Action Committee said the villagers are totally in the dark regarding the consequences of the implementation of the recommendations of the report.
Shops in the area had downed their shutters in response to the bundh call.