K’taka: Bandh via pro-Kannada outfits has little effect

K’taka: Bandh via pro-Kannada outfits has little effect

The bandh name given by means of some  Pro-Kannada corporations annoying implementation of an over three many years ancient report recommending job reservation for Kannadigas, had little impact on regular existence in Bengaluru and different components of the State on Thursday.

Barring a stray incident of stone pelting at a bus in Dakshina Kannada district, the bandh was peaceful,police said.

Buses and auto rickshaws plied as regular defying the bandh name given by way of the ‘Karnataka Sangathanegala Okkoota’, a consortium of companies in Karnataka.

The organisers of the bandh are demanding implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report, which encouraged that preference be given to Kannadigas in Government and the non-public sector.

In Bengaluru, city buses plied as traditional even though most of them ran empty as there were very few commuters.

Auto rickshaws and cabs ran ordinary services,though one of the auto rickshaw drivers’ associations had supported the bandh.

RK Nagar and surrounding areas, the predominant alternate place of the city, saw everyday activity.

A few Kannada enterprises took out a rally in the city and their leaders later submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa at his residence, annoying strict implementation of Sarojini Mahishi report. Some of them forced traders to shut shops

In Anekal near Attibele in the metropolis on the Karnataka- Tamil Nadu border, activists reportedly tried in vain to forcibly shut shops and business establishments.

At Pirangipet in Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district, stones were pelted at a personal bus in the morning.

Police said 200 human beings were detained as a preventive measure to keep away from any regulation and order situation.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had appealed to the outfits to maintain their agitation peaceful.

He had also said his government constantly stood for Kannada and Kannadigas and had initiated measures to put into effect the Sarojini Mahishi report.