According to reports, the Pre- University Course I examinations to be conducted in Karnataka today will be held as per schedule despite the Karnataka Bandh called by the pro-Kannada organizations. The PU department has clarified that the PU I exams will be conducted as per schedule.
Schools will also not be having a holiday owing to the bandh although it is reported that local officials can take a decision depending on the law and order situation in the state. The Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Karnataka said that neither the education department not the state government has declared any holiday for the schools and colleges pertaining to the bandh. He also added that the government has given a free hand to the deputy commissioners of each area to make a decision after considering the law and order situations in the area.
The Karnataka Bandh is likely to affect the transportation services in the state the most affected being Bengaluru as reports suggest that most of the cab and auto unions have announced their participation and support to the Karnataka Bandh. There have also been reports that the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSTRC) have not joined the protest yet which suggests that schools may not be affected due to the bandh. The other organizations participating in the Karnataka Bandh include Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), Lorry Owners Association and Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU).
The Karnataka Bandh has been called by the Karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkaoota asking for a 200 percent reservation in the non-technical jobs in the government for the pro-kannadigas. Praveen Shetty, leader of one of the factions of KRV stated that they will be carrying out a mega rally from Anekal Toll, Gate to the Chief Minister’s Residence. While speaking to the media Shetty said that they have decided to join the sit-in demonstration because the question is about the job guarantee to the children born in Karnataka. He pointed out that it is about the employment of those born on this land.