Mysuru bandh evokes poor response; seer blames police department

Mysuru, November 23:- The Mysuru bandh called by various Dalit organisations on Wednesday received evoked poor response in the city.

Around 100 members who had gathered at the sub urban bus stand tried to stop vehicular movement but the timely intervention of police stopped them from doing so.  This led to an argument between the protesters and the police. The protesters tried to forcibly close shops on major streets and started shouting slogans against BJP leader Go Madhusudan. Police came to the spot and stopped them from closing the shops. Around 50 members from Dalit organisations held a bike rally in the city.

“We are staging protest against the anti-nationals. Police have not allowed to  us to carry out peaceful protest. Police are there to arrest the anti-nationals, but they are arresting us. If the police don’t arrest Madhusudhan in the next three days, we will stage a statewide protest,” said seer Jnanaprakasha of Urilinga Peddimutt.

All said and done, the protest was a complete failure.

Several shops on the busy Devaraja Urs road and Sayyaji Rao road were closed for 2 hours. (MR/KS).

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