Bengaluru: Bengaluru- Karnataka bundh called by few Kannada organizations led by former MLA Vatal Nagaraj failed to evoke major response. Activists have called for a 12 hours bandh between 6 am and 6 pm on Monday, June 12. But day to day life of Bengauru city is normal and no untoward incidents have been reported from any place.
Majority of the schools including government and BBMP started classes around 9 am. Private schools sent their pick up vehicles without
bothering about the strike call. The BBMP buses have continued their services and the KSRTC is also operating all its long route services.
Even though Vatala Nagaraj was the man who called for the bandh, his mobile was switched off till 8 am leading to speculating that he has either been taken into preventive custody by city police or he has voluntarily switched off his cell to avoid further embarrassment.
However, later, speaking to media he clarified that bundh is on. 'I am feeling pity about Kannadigas who didn't support bundh which is called in support of the cause of Karnataka," he said.
Meanwhile, DCP (central) Dr. Chandragupta has made it clear that police have not issued permission for any protest march between the Town Hall and Freedom Park as planned by the few Kannada organizations.
The City police have also issued notice to another Kannada leader Praveen Shetty for calling for bundh as per a Supreme Court order which prohibits any kind of bundh.
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