We’ll find out tomorrow, if the newspaper is delivered. See, if you’re in Bangalore, you have an unscheduled holiday tomorrow. Not the good kind but the kind where everything shuts down. Just like it did a few months ago–can’t mention names.
Meanwhile, in The Hindu :
The bandh is in protest against the Centre’s decision to change its affidavit in the Supreme Court on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute.
The Chamarajanagar MLA told presspersons here on Monday that the bandh would “show the strength and power of Kannadigas.” He accused the Centre of neglecting the State’s interests in all respects. The Union Government should treat all states uniformly.
The Centre changes its affidavit, so we shut down Bangalore? I think it would make more sense to shut down Delhi but nobody’s accused me of having a political brain.
This bandh culture needs to stop. Haven’t you had enough of your life being disrupted for a whole day because a bunch of people want to protest something? Would anyone even care about this issue if it weren’t for the threat of violence against non-compliance?
Are companies shutting down because they support the bandh or is it because they’re afraid of damage? Take a guess. Most companies seem to be compensating tomorrow’s ‘holiday’ with a working Saturday this weekend.
There have been articles about “Gandhigiri” (see Lage Raho Munnabhai for details) in the newspaper, the last couple of days. This doesn’t seem anywhere near Gandhigiri, it’s more the violent kind of activism.