Schools and colleges in some districts of Karnataka will be closed while many others will remain open on Monday during Bharat Bandh. The respective district collectors have been given the power to decide as they deem fit.
The Karnataka government on Saturday asked District commissioners to take a call on declaring holiday to schools and colleges for Monday. While DCs of Haveri and Ramanagar have declared holiday for students, schools and colleges in Mysuru, Koppal, Shimogga, Kodagu will remain open.
With the private school association deciding to not support the bandh and government schools not coming out with a clear decision on Monday being a holiday, the DCs have been asked to assess the situation and act accordingly.
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The Karnatak University in Dharwad has declared a holiday over the bandh while other institutions are yet to take a call on the same. Even as it extended support to protest against note ban, the Karnataka Congress claims that the support doesn't extend to the bandh. "We haven't called for a bandh nor are we supporting it. We will protest against note ban as part of Akrosh Diwas that has been planned. Inconveniencing people is not ideal", said KPCC's Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao