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Karnataka bandh today: Buses, autos to stay on roads; ATMs to remain open

Mahadayi water dispute and demand for farm loan waiver cause behind stir

ANI  |  Bengaluru 

Karnataka bandh
Visuals from Bengaluru on Monday. Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a state-wide bandh today in Karnataka. Photo: Twitter (@ANI_news)

Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a state-wide bandh in Karnataka on Monday in lieu of early implementation of the Mahadayi river water dispute.

Protestors are slated to organise a protest march today from the Town hall to Vidhana Soudha.

The bandh, which is being held from dawn to dusk, will be led by Kannada Okoota, an umbrella organisation of the pro-Kannada bodies in the state.

Apart from the Mahadayi row, protestors are also pressing for action against Tamil Nadu's resistance on the Mekedatu project being facilitated across the river Kaveri.

According to reports, the local transport wing, including bus, auto, and taxi services, will continue to ply as per schedule. Also, banks and ATMs will also continue to function as normal.

Karnataka and Goa have expressed conflicting interests on the larger issue of sharing Mahadayi River water. The former had petitioned the Tribunal seeking the release of 7.56 tmcft water to Malprabha basin.

Apart from the aforementioned causes, the pro-Kannada bodies have also put forth their demand to consider a in the state.

First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 10:42 IST