29th karnataka bandh|29th september karnataka bandh|karnataka bandh 29th september 2023|september 29 karnataka bandh:Kannada Okkuta,’ an umbrella body of pro-Kannada groups called Karnataka bandh on Friday, September 29, demanding the Congress-led state government to stop the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. More than 1,900 organisations have extended their support for the bandh.Pro-Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj, who is leading the bandh, has warned to stop vehicles at all toll gates, trains and halt airport operations.
The Karnataka Associated Managements of Schools (KAMS) has extended moral support for the bandh and has left it to the government to decide whether or not to declare a holiday.Ola, Uber Drivers and Owners Association has extended their support for the bandh and have decided to stay off-road. This might create a problem for office-goers in Bengaluru.
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Vatal Nagaraj has called for a procession from Town Hall to Freedom Park on Friday and has appealed to Sandalwood stars to take part in the protest march.Meanwhile, Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara has warned protesters of strict action if anyone tries to forcefully enforce the bandh in the state.“We don’t have any problem with the protests but there is no permission for bandh. The courts have already ordered that nobody can order a bandh. Despite this, if somebody tries to shut down establishments, strict action will be taken. During the Bengaluru bandh, we have suffered a loss of Rs 1,500-2000 crore. If we shut down we will face more losses,” Parameshwara said.
The Indian state of Karnataka has been in the news as the farmers’ organisations and activists there have been actively protesting against the stand of the Karnataka Government to allocate water of River Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, as ordered by the Cauvery Water Management Authority when Supreme Court refused to interfere. For this, a city-wide protest, Bengaluru Bandh was organised in the state capital which was deemed as a ‘success’ by the protestors.
For this, multiple public services were disrupted and schools and colleges had also been shut for the day. Following this protest, another ‘bandh’ has been called for, tomorrow, September 29 and that is a state-wide protest, Karnataka Bandh. Read further to find out the Karnataka Bandh Timings, Districts Affected and What’s Open and What’s Closed in the state on the day of the protest
Karnataka Bandh: Date, Timings
As mentioned earlier, Karnataka Bandh has been called for, by leaders of certain pro-Kannada organisation including Vatal Nagaraj, head of Kannada Chaluvali. This will be the week’s second protest in the state and will be staged tomorrow, September 29 2023. The Karnataka Bandh Timings are 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM and more than 1,900 organisations are participating in the Bandh. To maintain peace, Section 144 will be imposed for 24 hours from Thursday midnight and organisations are expected to protest only at Freedom Park.
Karntaka Bandh On Sept 29: Which Areas Will Be Affected?
The name of the protest ‘Karnataka Bandh’ in itself suggests the areas that will be affected. According to the head of Kannada Chauvali and former MLA Vatal Nagaraj, they will ‘not turn back’ from this protest and it will be supported by everyone. In a press conference, Vatal Nagaraj said, “Everyone will support the bandh. We will protest in front of the Raj Bhawan. We will block national highways and airports. Buses, taxis and autos will support the bandh.” He has stressed on the fact that it be a ‘Sampoorna Karnataka Bandh’ and all districts of the state will be on shutdown mode.
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Karnataka Bandh: Schools and Colleges Will Be Open Or Closed?
An important question with respect to the Karnataka Bandh is whether the schools and colleges of the state will remain open or closed. Bangalore University has confirmed that their Annual Convocation, which was scheduled for Friday, Sept 29, has been postponed. However, the university has not yet given a new date for the event. All educational institutions had been closed for Bengaluru Bandh on September 26 but till now, an official notice regarding Friday has not been released for all schools and colleges. For now, educational institutions in Bangalore have been closed officially; the rest are yet to give an official confirmation. Students and parents have been advised to wait for a circular or order regarding a holiday on Sept 29.
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Karnataka Bandh: What’s Open, What’s Closed
From taxis, buses and auto rickshaws to malls, shops and restaurants, take a look at the What’s Open What’s Closed List for Karnataka Bandh, as of now.
Ola Uber Services Unavailable In Bengaluru On Sept 29: A lot of organisations including the Ola Uber Drivers’ and Owners’ Association had withdrawn their support from Bengaluru Bandh at the last moment and had said that they will support the Karnataka Bandh on Friday. Therefore, Ola and Uber Services across the state will remain shut on September 29.
Metro Services Will Remain Open: The Namma Metro Services of Bengaluru will remain functional throughout the state.
Airports Expected To Be Blocked: It is also being said that the airports are expected to be blocked by the protestors.
Will Restaurants, Hotels Be Open In Bengaluru On Sept 29: Another organisation that had withdrawn its support from Bengaluru Bandh, was the Hotels’ Association. They will also be participating and supporting the Karnataka Bandh and so, hotels and restaurants are most likely to remain shut on September 29.
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Movie Theatres, Malls Open Or Closed In Bengaluru On Friday: Movie theatres, malls, shops, multiplexes and other shops in the state will remain closed during Karnataka Bandh.
National Highways Closed On Karnataka Bandh: It has already been told by the activists that National Highways will be blocked by them on September 29 as part of Karnataka Bandh. The protest will also affect the Airport and travel plans of passengers may be disrupted.
Essential Services To Remain Open On Karnataka Bandh: Medical shops, hospitals, pharmacies and other essential services are expected to remain open at the time of Karnataka Bandh so that the citizens do not face problems.
Banks Closed or Open On September 29: Apart from the essential services, Banks and government offices will remain open.