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Karnataka Bengaluru December 9 Highlights: Farmers protest outside Bengaluru city railway station

Karnataka Bengaluru Latest News December 9 Highlights: On Tuesday, the BJP government in Karnataka managed to get a land ownership reforms Bill passed in the state legislative council with the support of the opposition JD(S) even as the Congress voted against the Bill.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
December 9, 2020 8:36:22 am
framer protests, farmers protests delhi, delhi border farmer protests, govt farmer talks, opposition on Farmers protest, govt assurance on farm laws, india news, indian express newsFarmers protest outside Bengaluru city railway station. Express Photo: Darshan Devaiah BP

Karnataka Bengaluru News December 9 Highlights: Farmers from various districts intensified their protests in front of Bengaluru city railway station along with whipping sticks against the Karnataka Legislative Council passing the contended Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

On Tuesday, the BJP government in Karnataka managed to get a land ownership reforms Bill passed in the state legislative council with the support of the opposition JD(S) even as the Congress voted against the Bill.

Few farmers organisation members taking rally towards Vidhana Soudha were stopped by the police to avoid traffic snarls in the city. Meanwhile, Aikya Horata, a coalition of a farmer, labour and Dalit groups, started an indefinite sit-in protest in Bengaluru.

With protesting farmers, labourers and members of other organisations planning to observe roadblocks in the city in a bid to intensify their protests against the Karnataka Legislative Council passing the contended Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2020, traffic in Bengaluru is likely to be affected for the next two days.

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The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors, Bengaluru doctors protest, doctors symbolic protest The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) holds a symbolic protest in Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, out-patient departments (OPDs) at private hospitals across Karnataka, including Bengaluru, are likely to remain shut on Friday (December 11). The move follows a decision taken by allopathy medical practitioners in the state to protest against the Centre’s recent decision to allow postgraduates in Ayurveda to perform surgeries.

READ | Karnataka: Private OPDs to stay shut on Friday against Centre nod to Ayurveda surgeries

At the same time, The Karnataka government is “waging a war on the drug menace” in the state, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Tuesday. His remark came in response to queries raised by opposition members at the Vidhana Soudha, Assembly.

READ | Karnataka ‘waging a war’ against drugs, says Home minister Bommai

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First published on: 09-12-2020 at 08:36:22 am