Sat. May 18th, 2024


10-point guide to Karnataka Bandh:

  1. Over 50 members of pro-Kannada organisations have been detained by the Karnataka Police during the state-wide Bandh call over the Cauvery River water dispute near Bengaluru.
  2. In Chikkamangalur, protesters entered petrol bunks on bikes and burned the effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. In Bengaluru, protesters were detained and brought to Freedom Park. In Mandya, protesters rolled on roads in protest.
  3. ‘Kannada Okkuta’, a blanket organization of pro-Kannada groups, announced a Karnataka Bandh opposing the order to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.
  4. The Bandh will be in effect from 6 am to 6 pm on Friday. Prohibitory orders have been issued not allowing rallies, protests, or congregations of more than five people.
  5. More than 1,900 associations are supporting the Bandh. Non-essential shops are expected to remain closed, while essential services like hospitals and pharmacies will be operational.
  6. KSRTC and BMTC buses will be operational based on the situation. Traffic in Bengaluru is likely to be affected.
  7. Flight operations at Kempegowda International Airport will remain as usual, but disruptions in transport services are anticipated.
  8. Cab aggregators like Ola and Uber have extended support and plan to participate in the rally. Auto-rickshaws will be off the roads.
  9. Karnataka Hotel Owners Association and Karnataka Film Exhibitors Association decided to shut operations and not screen movies on Friday until 6 pm.
  10. Namma Metro in Bengaluru will operate as usual, and security measures have been tightened. Schools and colleges in Bengaluru will remain closed.

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