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– Compilation from various media sources – By large the Bangalore city is peaceful!

In a late backlash to the verdict, agitated Karnataka farmers came out on the streets in large numbers on Tuesday morning and completely blocked the Mysore-Bangalore Express Highway. The areas worst hit by the farmers’ agitation included Pandavpur, Maddur, Mandya. The protests also spread to Bangalore where police detained 150 pro-Kannada protestors in order to prevent further trouble. ‘Reports IBN Live @ 12.46 pm

The city remained peaceful with sporadic incidents of stone throwing and burning of tyres in Rajajinagar, Magadi Road, Thambu Chetty Palya on Old Madras Road — the areas that are considered strongholds of Kannada movement. Around 150 activists who went to the city railway station to stop the Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi train were arrested and RPF and KSRP forces were deployed. Reports Times of India @ 2.43 am

The state government ordered closure of educational institutions, including schools and colleges in the city, and also in Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts. Cinemas stopped screening Tamil movies and cable TV operators took Tamil channels off the air in some parts of the city.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Bipin Gopalakrishna confirms that no major incidents were reported nor prohibitory orders clamped in any part of the city. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy held a cabinet meeting this morning, to discuss the tribunal award and has also called an all-party meeting later in the day to help decide the state’s response to it!!

We can do our act >> Don’t listen and spread rumours!!

Sources : Hindu, IBN Live , TOI

5 Comments so far

  1. Kunal (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    Gud compilation.!
    Keep it up !

  2. Prabhu (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 2:54 pm


    I feel if people stop following CNN-IBN, NDTV and Times problems will be solved. Infact one reporter asked Ambarish last night, why his reaction was soft :) Let these news channels do what they are good at. That is, follow the cine stars and come up with breaking news like Shilpa Shetty suing her agent. Most of our problems will get solved :)

  3. Hyde (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    I was surprised by the Times Now reporter when she questioned Ambareesh’s “soft” stand. When the man chose to be restrained and take a responsible stand, she appeared eager to instigate him.

    And later we hear the same reporters preaching about responsibility when situations get out of control…

  4. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

    Yes I also do believe that instigations for the story sometimes provoke the individual to trigger!!

  5. kishor (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 7:12 pm

    Who cares for the land of Cauvery?

    The Cauvery water sharing issue has raised its ugly head once again. Karnataka
    is quite unhappy with the ruling of the tribunal and plans to submit petition
    challenging the order. Farmers of Mandya district, who get the maximum benefit
    of Cauvery water released from KRS dam, have taken to agitation, and the issue,
    as expected, it taking political overtones.

    It is sad to note that Kodagu district from where the River Cauvery originates
    is suffering from water woes for quite sometime. Although Cauvery river flows in
    the backyard, poor planning and apathy have ensured that residents Madikeri and
    Virajpet towns suffer summer after summer. Come March/April, it is the same old
    story of municipality supplying water in tankers, and endless lines of people
    waiting with empty pots to collect their share of water.

    (More in my blog)

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