Monday, January 28, 2008

Pro-Kannada organisations rail roko irks passengers

Pro-Kannada organisations rail roko irks passengers
DH News Service, Bangalore:
Train passengers had a harrowing time on Sunday, as more than half-a-dozen trains leaving Bangalore were delayed by several hours. Reason: Agitation by the pro-Kannada organisations.



Sara from Belgium could not travel to Chennai on Sunday. She was asking people for the reason for the strike and wanted to know why innocent people were tormented.

A marriage party was also the sufferer of the agitation. The group was to go to Chennai by Brindavan Express. But due to the rail roko, they were stranded at the Bangalore station for at least two hours. The worst hit were the people going to the North as they had no alternative but to wait for the train.

Lack of coordination

Sources said, the differences and lack of coordination between the City police and the Railway police led to a near total rail bandh by the pro-Kannada organisations on Sunday at the Bangalore City Railway Station.
According to the police sources, the DGP K R Srinivasan had summoned a meeting in this regard where the IGP of Railways Hafiz, senior officials of Bangalore city and Vatal Nagaraj had attended the meeting where it was decided that the train services will not be affected.

However, on Sunday as soon as the activists stormed the Bangalore City Railway Station, the police found itself helpless.

It was learnt that the RPF and the Railway police insisted to prevent the crowd entering the station but the city police preferred holding talks with the leader of the agitation Vatal Nagaraj to avoid any confrontation.
Nagaraj assured that the agitation will last till 6 pm and it would be ‘totally peaceful’.

But after entering inside, there was utter commotion and everywhere there were pro-Kannada activists holding banners, posters, waving yellow and red flags and shouting slogans. Sources said there were standing instruction to the police not to use force to suppress the agitation.

A top police officer of the city on condition of anonymity, denied lack of coordination between Railway Police and the City Police. “The agitators were in great number and we never wanted any confrontation or violence. So we allowed the protesters inside the Railway Station.”

After holding the successful rail roko the pro-Kannada organisations are gearing up for a major show in the national capital. According to the Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha president Vatal Nagaraj and the president of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Narayan Gowda, on February 12, a dharna would be staged at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to highlight the plight of Karnataka.

Trains delayed

As many as 11 train services in Bangalore Railway Division were affected on Sunday due to the agitation by the Pro-Kannada organisation against the alleged injustice with the Kannadigas.
The trains affected are:
1) Kakinada- Bangalore Express
2) Madras-Bangalore Brindavan Express
3) Mysore-Bangalore Express
4) Bangalore-Ahmedabad Express
5) Bangalore-Bhubaneshwar Express
6) Bijapur-Bangalore Basava Express
7) Bhubaneshwar-Bangalore Express
8) Kachiguda-Yeshawanthpur Express
9) Salem-Yeshawanthpur Express
10) Bangalore-Ernakulam Passenger
11) Hubli-Bangalore Express.

3 Comments:

At Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:20:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

case of cet and comed k .
they are causing a lot of damage to our Karnataka candidates.
comed k is causing greater damage .
our state candidates have talent but less money ,
because of which they are suffering.
our candidates can get seats in engineering ,medical and
post graduate and other courses in karnataka state only .
they cannot get seats in ap state .
but the candidetes of ap are getting seats in our state ,
there by causing damage to the prospects of our state candidates.
file cases in karnataka high court and block those state
candidates from getting seats in our state ,which does not
allows our state candidates to get seats in their state.
do not say they are hindu ,if you say that ,then the hindus and muslims
our state have more right to our seats .
do not remain silent and leave this dirty habit of
supporting the outsiders which is damaging our state. k

 
At Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:22:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

our state karnataka is a drought prone area in the whole country.
there is a lot of water scarcity .

mining .well mines are our states assets ,but no\w they are
just a joke and do contribute niothing to our state .

mining regulation has to be done .

instead of leasin\g out lands for mining ,the govet and
concerned officials should manage them in such a way that
mining wpork is carried out by govt it self .
if private firms are given lease then only five percent or less then that should
go to them and the remaining profit should go t\o the Karnataka states treasury.


mines which are at present under the control of
private companies should be immediately be sized ,
and their each and every operation should be under the
govt control.

giving


mines which are at present under the control of
private companies should be immediately be sized ,
and their each and every operation should be under the
govt control.

giving contracts .
contracts should be given only to Karnataka state contractors only
Reason is they belong to our state ,hence they pay tax to our state,
they would employ workers and top management officials from our state ,
besides various other things .
but some officials and civil services officials ,particularly from
north karnataka region are delibarately and
by taking bribes are giving contracts
to ap state .because of which there is loss to our state.
this should be immediately stopped .
do not say or be in any sort of illusion that there is no problem to
our state from other state.

come to north karnataka region ,go to all villages ,
look at the poverty and other problems .

their problems can be solved if they are given jobs .
there sre four cement plants in gulbarga alone ,
and there karnataka state candidates are not given any job.
in raichur and bellary power plants the is also worst ,
as outsiders are given jobs .
our state candidates are beiong deprived of jobs in our own state only.
there is a lot of unemployment .
law should be passed that in any private or govt company ,
in karnataka neraly 90 percent of jobs from labour to top management is
given only to karnataka state candidates only.

 
At Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 4:00:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karnataka ppl should be given 90% reservation?!! which era do you live in? Is there any reason why jobs are not given to Karnataka people? If you are competitive you will get the job.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home