Kodagu bandh: DC plea to maintain law and order

District administration has urged the political parties to maintain peace and order in the backdrop of bandh call given by the BJP, on July 12, in protest against the inclusion of Western Ghats in World Heritage site lists.

Speaking at a meeting, Deputy Commissioner (in charge) K M Chandre Gowda said that the bandh will not affect the supply of essential commodities including milk, newspaper, vegetables and emergency services. One should ensure that there was no untoward incidents in the district.

He directed the college principals and school head teachers to take a decision on declaring holidays.

Superintendent of Police Manjunath Annigeri also urged the political party leaders to maintain law and order.

Zilla Panchayat CEO K B Anjanappa said “the students who are writing for the PUC supplementary examination will be made to stay in the examination centres, on the previous day itself.”

District BJP General secretary Sunil Subramani said “it would be better to stop the plying of government and private buses on July 12.”

 JD(S) District President V P Shashidhar said that the party will support the bandh.

Congress leader Kodi Chandrashekar said “the party will support the bandh call. However, the Congress will not take part in the bandh. We will not allow any untoward incidents to take place.”

Private bus owners association president Ramesh Joyappa said the private buses will remain off the road on Thursday. Auto drivers association president Medappa too said that the association will support the bandh call.

DHO Dr Shivakumar said that all the primary, community health centres will remain open.

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