Karnataka Bandh September 28 Highlights: Several Congress and JD(S) workers were detained on Monday amid the statewide bandh, to protest against the amendments to the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act and land reforms acts made by the B S Yediyurappa government, news agency ANI reported. Hundreds of farmers under various associations and activists took to the streets against the anti-farmer legislations as the police forced struggled to ensure law and order across the state.
“We have not given permission for any protests in the city. We will deploy 12,000 civil police, 47 KSRP, 24 CAR platoons in Bengaluru. Senior police officials have been deployed to supervise the situation,” Bengaluru City Commissioner Kamal Pant said.
The demonstrations were against two important amendments to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act and the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act passed by the Karnataka Assembly despite strong objection by the opposition parties, mainly the Congress and JD(S). The amendment to the KLR Act lifts restrictions on purchasing agricultural land and enables any individual to purchase it.