Mulky bundh total

Mulky bundh total

A foreigner walking on the deserted road in Mulky on Tuesday. DH photo

Without the movement of vehicles, the roads and the bus stand was wearing a deserted look. Even the highway was blocked for sometime.

In fact, all the private buses bound to Kinnigoli and Mulky from Mangalore had stopped plying owing to the bundh. However, express buses started operating in the evening.
Speaking to Deccan Herald, Samithi leader Dinesh Ulepadi said “the bundh was total in all the 32 villages of Mulky hobli. The people of the region have been demanding taluk status to Mulky. However, now the government is planning to create new Mulky hobli by including it in Paduva Moodabidri taluk.”

He said during the British rule, Mulky had a moffusil court between 1863-1900. In fact, Mulky even had a police station other than Mangalore. Mulky was one important centre in Coastal district.”

“Once it had port, court, excise, customs, PWD offices. However, the facilities were withdrawn after the independence. “The people of Mulky have been demanding taluk status for the last 30 years. However, all the political parties have been neglecting Mulky,” he added.

A memorandum was submitted to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa through Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj.

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