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Karnataka bandh live updates: Several pro-Kannada outfits have called for a bandh in the state today against the formation of the Maratha Development Authority.

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bandh live updates: The state wide bandh called by pro-Kannada groups in on Saturday, opposing the government's decision to create a corporation for Maratha community here has had no major impact on normal life so far, other than sporadic protests and demonstrations by burning effigies.

Auto rickshaws, cabs, public transport buses and metro services are available as of now, also hotels and provision stores were open.

Though scarce, there is movement of vehicles on roads in various parts of the city and similar reports have come other parts of the state.

Activists of several Kannada organisations who are gathering near the city's Town Hall for staging demonstrations were detained and taken away by the police.

Protests have also been reported in Chamarajanagara, Bengaluru Rural, Gadag, Koppa, Hassan, Ramanagara, Chitradurga, Davangere, Bagalkote, Chikkamagaluru, Mandya among other districts so far.
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