A partial bandh is happening in Karnataka today by pro Kannada organisations for want of farm loan waiver and intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mahadayi river issue. However, there is no official announcement on holiday for schools and other varsities.
Will schools and colleges in Karnataka have a holiday today due to bandh?
There is no government holiday for schools and colleges today due to the Karnataka bandh. Also, Deputy Commissioner V Shankar said that schools in Bengaluru would remain open on Monday.
However, some private schools have opted to decide on their stand as the day proceeded and take their stand on safety. They have also sought protection from the government by means of providing them security personnel or increase the security at least in places where violence is expected in order to avoid any untoward incidents.
The fourth-semester postgraduate exams of Bengaluru University has been postponed. Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has also postponed its first-year B.Ed examinations and seventh semester examinations.
Also, the transport services will not be affected due to this, official sources from BMRCL. KSRTC and Namma Metro confirmed.
Why is the Karnataka bandh happening today?
The bandh is Karnataka is happening due to a number of problems faced in the state. Pro-Kannada organisations have chartered out a list of demands to be fulfilled through the bandh. They are:
- Farm loan waiver
- Intervention of the Prime Minister in Mahadayi water dispute
- Exile of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti activists from the state