Bharat Bandh on September 27th,Bandh unlikely to affect normal life in Bengaluru,Police Commissioner Kamal Pant Warns of strict action

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankaria

With several organisations extending their support to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) call for a Bharat Bandh on Monday, to mark the first anniversary of the three ‘controversial’ farm laws getting Presidential assent, traffic in Bengaluru city is likely to take a hit.

Apart from farmer unions, The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation, the All India Centre of Trade Unions (AICTU), auto-rickshaw drivers and the state Congress unit have extended their support to the protest.

Bengaluru traffic police have banned traffic movement on KG Road via Halasurgate police station and Nrupathunga Road on Monday.

Tight security has been deployed in and around the city with over 15 platoons of KSRP and CAR batallion along with city police will monitor law and order in the city in the wake of bharath bundh called by various organisation on Monday.

City police commissioner,Kamal pant told reporters here, that picketing and patrolling has been intensified to ensure protestors should not block roads and cause inconvenience to the members of general public.Forcing anyone to participate in bundh will attract strict action,he warned.

No organization has approached for permission. Since covid enforcement guidelines enforced participating in any protest,processions or gathering will dealt as per the covid rules and regulations.

The police have been instructed not to allow rasta roko or blocking roads.The High Court has issued clear instructions on this and they will be dealt strictly for any violation of the rules,Mr.Pant,



He further said that prohibitory order is in force in and around vidhana soudha till Monday due to ongoing sessions.Senior police officers held a meeting on Sunday to chalk out strategies to enforce security arrangements from the wee hours of Monday.From 4 am.

The Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka (KAMS) has extended their support to the bandh but said that schools will normally function on Monday, as students have already missed out on classes owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Likewise,KSRTC and BMTC employees union, hotel owners association, lorry owners association and taxi owners association have said that they will give moral support to the protest but will continue to operate on Monday as they were yet to recover from the losses incurred during the pandemic and the consequent lockdowns.Namma Metro is also likely to operate as usual during Monday’s bandh.