Bharat Bandh: Karnataka government asks police to maintain “peace and order” | Bangalore

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai called on farmers to allow financial activities to be carried out as the country is still recovering from financial losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Karnataka state police were ordered to take the necessary precautions to maintain peace and order on Monday, the day of a 10 a.m. Bharat Bandh, the minister of the state told reporters on Sunday. Interior Araga Jnanendra.

“The police have been instructed to take all necessary precautionary measures to maintain peace and order in the wake of Bharat Bandh tomorrow,” Jnanendra said.

The Bharat Bandh was called by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body for farmers’ unions, to mark the year the central government passed the three controversial agricultural laws, which they have been protesting against for 10 months. now.

Protesting farmers provided a “Raasta Roko” andolan and police were tasked with maintaining strict vigilance to ensure that no untoward incidents were reported in and around Bengaluru. Police sources told the PTI news agency that since most organizations only gave moral support to the bandh, this is unlikely to have an impact on normal life in the state or in the region. capital city.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai called on farmers to allow financial activities to be carried out as the country is still recovering from financial losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “All sectors are recovering from Covid, financial activities are taking place, farmers are also participating … I call on farmers’ organizations to make businesses and activities run,” Bommai urged.

Public transport workers ‘unions, the hotel owners association, lorry, rickshaw and taxi owners’ unions said they supported the protest but would continue to operate on Monday, citing the losses suffered during the pandemic. Metro services are also likely to operate in Bengaluru during bandh hours.

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