Ensure bandh is peaceful: Reddy tells protesters

Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said on Wednesday that pro-farmer and pro-Kannada organisations have been asked to ensure the Karnataka Bandh on January 25 is peaceful without any destruction of property or inconvenience to public. “The bandh has been called keeping the states interest in mind. Directions have been issued to police in all 30 districts to maintain law and order,” Reddy told reporters.

“Many organisations, including the association of government employees, will participate in the bandh. All those, who feel injustice has been done to Karnataka, are taking part,” he said.

The bandh seeks to exert pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in Mahadayi dispute.

Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said on Wednesday that pro-farmer and pro-Kannada organisations have been asked to ensure the Karnataka Bandh on January 25 is peaceful without any destruction of property or inconvenience to public. “The bandh has been called keeping the state’s interest in mind. Directions have been issued to police in all 30 districts to maintain law and order,” Reddy told reporters.

“Many organisations, including the association of government employees, will participate in the bandh. All those, who feel injustice has been done to Karnataka, are taking part,” he said.

The bandh seeks to exert pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in Mahadayi dispute.

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