Sources informed that the MBA fourth-semester examination of Bangalore University has been postponed till August 5; the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board's I DEd Examination will now be held on Friday, August 1.
Most of the private companies have been working, however, many companies asked employees to continue work from home. Government offices remained closed as the bandh got support from the Karnataka Government Employees' Association. The association has 45,000 members, including government school teachers. The courts, however, continued functioning on Thursday.
Though BBMP employees kept off work, many buses across the city have been plying and a few autos were running on Thursday.
A peaceful protest march was held from Town Hall to Chief Minister residence where protesters submitted a memorandum. At least 10,000 people joined the protest march.
The tech city and other cities of Karnataka have been protesting against increasing crime against women and children in the state, especially in Bangalore.
Just to avoid any disturbance or clashes during bandh on Thursday, 17,000 police officials including RAF, CAR, 1000 home guards, KSRP 52 battalions have scattered in the city.
Vatal Nagaraj, head of the forum of pro-Kannada organisations, was quoted as saying, "Everybody should support us on Thursday. Only then we can send a strong message to rapists and curb increasing violence against women. If people violate the bandh call and go on with activities such as film shows and shooting, we will stage protest on the spot. Those not supporting the bandh will be responsible for any damage happening there."