Bantwal: People's patience over seal down runs out, protest held

Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (SP)

Bantwal, May 22: In a development that took place in the town on Thursday May 21, the locals organized a protest, pressurizing the taluk administration to relax restrictions imposed by way of seal down in the area where the government hospital is located in Kasaba village here.

Tahsildar Rashmi S R, town police sub-inspector Avinash, and other personnel visited the spot after coming to know that people had gathered in the seal down area. They tried to assuage the feelings of the protesters on the issue. Municipal councillor Govinda Prabhu, was among the leaders who demanded to lift the seal down order.

The locals pointed out that the town is under seal down since a month and the situation does not seem to improve. The officials explained about their helplessness, duly stating that the seal down would be removed as soon as the government order for the same is received. But the people did not heed to this reasoning.

Thereafter, the officials promised to make maximum efforts to clear the seal down at which the people seemed to have been convinced. After the protesters returned, additional police personnel were deployed there to avoid any unsavoury incidents.

In the evening, people came together again and held protest by squatting on the road on Thursday evening as the restrictions continued. They stuck to the decision to stay there till the restrictions were relaxed. Sub-divisional officer Madan Mohan, visited the spot and promised to clear the seal down by Friday evening.

Former minister B Ramanath Rai, who visited the spot, told media persons that the locals feel that the seal down affected in the town is unscientific. He urged the higher officials to take into consideration this argument, clear the doubts in the minds of the people and take a suitable decision.

MLA Rajesh Naik Ulippadyguthu, said that he had spoken to chief minister B S Yediyurappa, and deputy chief minister (DCM) Dr Ashwath Narayan, on the issue on Thursday morning and that they have promised to take suitable measures. Naik, who is currently in Bengaluru, said that the DCM had spoken to the deputy commissioner, and that the deputy commissioner has promised to take suitable action based on the recommendations of the tahsildar and taluk health officer.




Comment on this article

  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, May 22 2020

    These are indications that even educated & senior people are frustrated with the lockdown/containment etc for prolonged periods of time!

    There are reports of many incidents where people either run away from quarantine centres or commit suicide; there was one report, recently, of a centre where people went berserk somewhere in Shimoga!

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  • smr, Karkala

    Fri, May 22 2020

    When the history of the present times of this country is written, not only will it record the failure of the current regime under the PM Modi's leadership in managing a crisis but will acknowledge the struggles of common people, the labourers, children and women who covered hundreds of kilometres on foot to return home in the absence of any help from the government.

    Jai Hind

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Send all illeterate tadipar.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    The state govt. has the powers now to decide on zones & to limit the seal down to only 100 mts from the place of infections, as such immediate relaxation should have been taken, testing people's patience has a limit too.
    The administration should work for the people than ask the people to be subservient to them with illogical seal downs. As per the Indian doctors residing in Wuhan only 1 week seal down was imposed in that place unlike what was presented in media.
    Indian woman Sowmya Swaminathan the chief scientist in WHO when asked by Abhisar Sharma who advised countries to lock down said they didn't but the document prove they did, why they are lying, what they are trying to hide, who is behind this economic harakiri needs to be investigated Internationally & had to be stopped in future as they over reach with powers beyond their limit in sovereign countries decisions & freedom of people in those countries with this autocratic guidelines & protocols they create without any scientific base.

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  • V A N, Bajpe

    Fri, May 22 2020

    This clearly shows failure to meet public grievances during lockdown period

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, May 22 2020

    If there are no new cases from past 15days, then relax some restrictions..

    People need freedom

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Uneducated ...

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  • tom, udupi

    Fri, May 22 2020


    what about you Jossey Mamu !!

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  • Sameer, Saudi

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Which phd u have......... ??

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    It shows the failure of district administration....Lot of confusion.....

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