‘Kannada Okoota’, an umbrella organisation of Kannada bodies has called for a dawn to dusk bandh across the state. A protest march will be held from town hall to Freedom Park in Bengaluru tomorrow as part of the state-wide bandh, though it is likely to be a low key bandh.
Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a Karnataka bandh press for their charter of demands, which include farm loan waiver, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the Mahadayi river water dispute and a permanent solution to the problem of water scarcity in arid areas. These outfits are also demanding the exile of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti activists from the state for their alleged ‘anti-Kannada’ activities in Belagavi.
Schools and colleges will remain open on Monday, however, private schools will decide on the basis of the situation.
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