Belagavi: The border and linguistic dispute has yet again lifted its head in Belagavi, leaving the region tense.
The situation cropped up after Karnataka Nava Nirmana Sena President Bhimshankar reportedly said "Shoot them at sight". The statement evoked sharp opposition from the Shiva Sena on Sunday and its activists burnt the effigy of Bhimshankar and also the Karnataka flag.
Tense scenes continued even on Monday and several Kannada organisations took to street opposing the act of the Sena.
With the Sena also staging a protest, Kolhapur border area and Belagavi border areas are tense and buses have been halted. Security has been beefed up.
The Sena also went ahead and stopped screening of Kannada films in Kolhapur border area. Rakshith Shetty starrer 'Avane Shriman Narayana' was hit by the decision of the Sena. The activists also went out blackening the Kannada name boards.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike activists too took to streets and picketed the venue where Maharashtra NCP MLA Rajesh Patil was being felicitated. Karave took objection to the controversial remarks he had made with regard to the border dispute.
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