City continues to witness protests during weekend

The city witnessed various protests on Saturday, with different organisations and locals taking to the streets. 

Residents of Medar Block in Bamboo Bazaar staged a sit-in, demanding shifting of a bar, while the illegal occupants of Ashraya Houses in Nehru Nagar, who were evicted in a drive by the Mysore City Corporation (MCC), on Friday, continued with their protest on Saturday.

The protests staged by gangmen attached to Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (Cesc) Limited, demanding regularisation of services and house for the houseless by Rajya Dravida Maha Sabha (RDMS) entered fifth day.

Scores of residents, led by their Corporator D Nagabushan, staged a protest demonstration in front of Menaka Bar and Restaurant on Jawa Road in Bamboo Bazaar.

The agitators alleged that no action has been initiated to shift the bar, despite lodging a complaint with the police.

The bar is turning into a nuisance with every passing day, with men falling victim to booze.

Illegal occupants

The illegal occupants of Ashraya Houses, who staged overnight protest in front of the locked office of Revenue and District In-charge Minister V Sreenivas Prasad on the premises of CADA office, on Friday, continued with their protest on Saturday too.

However, they dispersed later.

A protester who fell ill during the indefinite strike against Cesc, on Saturday, continued with the strike after being treated for fatigue at K R Hospital, in the city.

Puttamallaiah from Algod, T Narsipur taluk in the district, who is protesting along with fellow gangmen demanding the regularisation of the services since five days in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, fell ill in the afternoon. 

He was rushed to K R Hospital in an ambulance, amid stiff resistance by the protesters.Puttamallaiah, who was given IV fluids, got himself discharged only to continue with the strike in the evening.

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