Slew of protests staged in city

Slew of protests staged in city

June 24, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: The city witnessed a slew of protests this morning as many organisations staged demonstrations at various venues for different reasons.

Samyukta Horata Samithi

Samyukta Horata Samithi, Mysuru Division Committee, staged a protest in front of  Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) Office as part of its nationwide protest against the Centre’s Agnipath military recruitment scheme.  The nationwide protests are being held following a call by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha.

The protestors claimed that the scheme is completely opposite to the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ and said that the scheme will crush the country’s security and also the dreams of unemployed youths.

To cut down the Government’s massive salary and pension bills and free up funds for arms procurement, the Government has taken a wrong decision, the protestors added.

The Samithi members submitted a memorandum at the DC Office to be forwarded to the President of India to roll back the scheme.

Samithi leaders Algudu Shivakumar, Saragur Nataraju, Farmer Association members P. Marankaiah, Mandakalli Mahesh and others were present.

Communist Party of India CPI(M)

Members of Mysuru District Unit of CPI(M) (Communist Party of India-Marxist) staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) CESC, Divisional Officer, V.V. Mohalla in city seeking reduction in electricity price per unit.

The cost per electricity unit have been increased to 10 – 20 paisa while the commercial electricity per unit has been increased to 15 – 25 paisa which is a burden to the user. Hence, the protesters urged to reduce the prices.

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CPI(M), Mysuru District Unit Secretary Jagadish Surya, Basavaraju and others were present.

Karnataka Dalit Sangarsha Samithi

Urging for scrapping of revised school textbooks by the Textbook Revision Committee headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha, Karnataka Dalit Sangarsha Samithi staged a protest in front of the DC Office.

The protesters demanded to retain the textbooks introduced when Dr. Baraguru Ramachandrappa was heading the Textbook Revision Committee. The members of the Samithi also demanded to control money laundering in Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and Schedules Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP).

Samithi District Chief Convenor Somanna Bannalli, Women Wing Regional Convenor Putta Lakshmamma and others took part in the stir.

Mysuru Kannada Vedike against Katti remark

Mysuru Kannada Vedike activists staged a protest in front of the DC Office condemning the statement of Minister Umesh Katti for division of State from time to time.

“Karnataka is a State of unity. Many great personalities like Alur Venkata Rao, Ma. Ramamurthy and Dr. Rajkumar have worked hard to build a State of prosperity. Umesh Katti is splitting the unity and wants North Karnataka to be a separate State. The Government has to remove him from his post,” the protesters, shouting slogans against the Minister, said and urged his suspension.

Vedike District President S. Balakrishna, Office-bearers Bogadi Siddegowda, Ravi and others were present.


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