Chikmagalur bandh total

Schools, colleges, commercial establishments closed; buses, autorickshaws too remain off road

Chikmagalur bandh total

Chikmagalur bandh called by Hindu outfits, to condemn the death of Thirthahalli based student Nandita was total and peaceful in Chikmagalur on Thursday.

Shop owners in the city voluntarily shut down the shops from morning to evening to support the bandh. Even schools and colleges, cinema theatres, hotels and cinema theatres remained closed. M G Road, I G Road and Market Road wore a deserted look due to closure of shops and absence of customers. Several students who were not aware of bandh, were seen returning home from schools and colleges in the morning.

As buses and autorickshaws too remained off road, few passengers who were out on the street for emergency purposes underwent a tough time. As a part of bandh, members of Hindu outfits staged a protest and a rally in the city. The protesters alleged the government of misusing police department to protect the accused in the death of Nandita.

They submitted a memorandum to the additional deputy commissioner.

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Akhila Bharathiya Vidhyarthi Parishat (ABVP) wanted the intervention of the Governor in Nanditha’s death case and order for CBI probe into the incident, to bring truth behind death of 14-years-old girl.

Addressing the gathering during a protest organised as a part of college bandh, at Government Girls College here on Thursday, ABVP Chikmagalur District Pramukh Dhanikh Kodaninne said that Nandita’s parents have expressed their concern that politicians may influence the CID probe. Already the government has started claiming that there is no need of CBI inquiry. So, the Governor should interfere in the issue and order for the CBI enquiry, he demanded.

ABVP Taluk Pramukh Sunil said that the government is completely failed to act firmly. Stating that the incidents of atrocity against women and children are increasing in State, he said that it is unfortunate that an incident of atrocity against women is observed in political angle. The State government should chalk out a special law to punish culprits in atrocity cases, at the earliest, he said.

Akhila Bharathiya Vidhyarthi Parishat Member Uttam demanded the government to give Rs 50 lakh as compensation to Nanditha’s kin.Students boycotted classes in all government colleges of the taluk responding to the bandh call. In few private colleges classed were conducted till noon, but the number students was considerably less.

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