Udupi: 'State will counter Kerala MP's petition to open border' - Kota Srinivas Poojary

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Mar 31: Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, said that the state will file objections and fight against the petition filed by Kasargod MP Rajmohan Unnithan, seeking to open the state border with Karnataka at Talapady for emergency cases including ambulances and movement of essential commodities.

The border remains sealed because of lockdown on account of risks of coronavirus spread.

Poojary addressed the media in Udupi on Tuesday, March 31. He explained that the current situation is so critical that each district has been handling the issue independently.

"It is pertinent to keep the district borders sealed because of the high potential of the pandemic getting spread to different regions. All the districts have sealed their respective borders. In the name of essential goods and services, unnecessary movement of vehicles should not be allowed and it becomes difficult to stop such things," he pointed out.



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  • k b r, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    since Kerala is one of the highest affected states, it is better the whole state is quarantined from rest of India....patients who cannot be treated in Kerala should be transported by Kerala Government by airlifting straight to hospitals outside the state...

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  • A.P, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Why can't the Kerala Government make necessary arrangements to provide treatment for those people within their State understanding the situation.
    They couldn't control the situation, why can't they take the responsibility of respecting the preventive steps taken to spread further.

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  • S, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Please dont open sir the borders sir. It is because of people in transit from Kerala that the first case came to Mangalore. They should learn to handle their own and dump their problems on someone else. If they want us to open the borders, they should be held legally responsible for all the cases that have come to Karnataka because of people from Kerala. No ways should we give up the strict lockdown we are observing to stay safe just because they failed to develop Kasargod. Mangalore has a considerable amount of geriatric population who are living away from their children. This place is a retiree's haven. We cannot risk their lives.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    good decision from Kota Srinivas.
    if possible put a petition in supreme court that covid -19 is spreading from Kerala state specially from Kasargod .
    let kerala government give relief to Kasargod.

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  • Nisha, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Dear sir,
    As for the safety of all people in Mangalore, we request you not to open the sealed borders of karnataka-kerala state, once the border is opened unnecessary transport can take place for which the people of mangalore would suffer. We want our leaders to stand strong and not open the state border for the betterment of people and reduce the risk of spread.

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  • Sachin D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    This a very much required move for lockdown to be effective. If we show any lax in implementing the lockdown there will be several cases and things will spiral out of control. Our administration has taken things serious and has done a fairly good job so far. I hope our representatives will be successful in stopping this petition too. Let us support our district administration during this dire need and help to keep our country and health of its citizens safe.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Data available from www.covid19india.org reveals, an alarming rise in Covid19 pandemic, across all Indian states..The Nizamuddin episode, in Delhi, were hundreds of infected Coronavirus, foreign nationals, were illegally in a concave "Markaz" were flouting notifications of the Delhi government. These preachers have now dispersed into many states, even into Andaman and Nicobar islands, spreading panic, heralding a chain of monstrous pandemic, similar to South Korea, Italy, Spain, across our nation !!!!!

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Now it's the turn of Karnataka government to show the power vs Kerala. Karnataka state is second highest contributor of taxes to the central government and has to exercise it's right to protect and serve its own population first before serving needs of other states. Will Kerala serve other people first is the question to be asked. Moreover with Delhi Nizamuddin Markaz latest episode more danger of spread of virus across all States is in waiting and Mangalore needs to be protected.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Please temporarily give licence to grocery shops on wheels. (Trucks, tempos)
    When supply increases price reduces..
    Start many such vehicles... so that crowds can be reduced

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  • Sethu Madhavan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Kasaragod-Kannur boarder is sealed and free movement of people is not allowed to prevent the spread of Covid. Sealing the inter state boarder is a standard WHO protocol to prevent the spread of epidemic. As such, the argument that Kasaragod-Mangalore, an inter state boarder, shall remain open for free movement of people is nothing short of absurdity. Why Kerala is reluctant to develop Kasaragod as Belgaum and surrounding areas are developed by Karnataka. People migrated from Kasaragod long ago and established business and hospital chains in Mangalore in fact need the present status of Kasargod to continue for ever. These busines houses are mostly effected by this closure, perhaps more than Kerala people themselves. Their political chelas have taken up the matter and Rajmohan Unnithan can be acting on their behalf....!

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    If kerala requires essential commodities then exchange goods at border level.
    Arrangements can be made to exchange goods..
    Please do not allow anybody inside

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Be firm in your decision

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