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Karnataka Bandh today

Karnataka Bandh today

In order to pressurize the government and parties on resolving Mahadayi River dispute, Pro-Kannada organizations and farmers called for a bandh today in Karnataka.

Not only today, another bandh will be organised in Bengaluru on February 4.

On that date Prime Minister Modi is going visit Bangalore to address BJP Parivartan Rally.

The Mahadayi River dispute is currently pending with the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal in Delhi.

Several private schools decided to remain closed and declared a holiday. Yet, the government schools would follow the decision of the government.

The Deputy Commissioners of the respective districts would take a decision whether to close or open schools based on existing conditions.

Several IT firms had asked their employees to take a leave due to bandh or choose work from home option.

Cabs, taxis and autorickshaws may not ply. Yet, some app-based taxi services on social media state that they would operate as usual.

Some autorickshaws would operate in case of an emergency.

KSRTC, BMTC buses and Metro decided to ply as usual, yet, their services will be based on prevailing conditions and the law-order situations in the state.

Kannada Fiilm industry also stated that it will support the bandh.

Mahadayi river is meeting the drinking water needs in draught areas of Goa.

The dispute is not a new issue. It was arisen again after Manohar Parikar, the CM of Goa wrote a letter to BS Yeddiyurappa, Karnataka BJP president.

Goa Water Resources Department Minister alleged that Karnataka violated orders of the Apex Court by diverting river water for irrigation purpose which was actually intended for drinking water requirements of the citizens of the state.

The main intention of the activists for organizing bandh twice is to give the PM a message that Karnataka would not be silent on the water issue.

It needs a proper action to be taken to solve the dispute.

Image credit: Hospital Road on Bharat Bandh image by Liji Jinaraj is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Image Reference: https://www.flickr.com/photos/karmadude/4763453101

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