Tension in Nashik, Karnataka Bank Defaced, NCP Protests: Latest on Border Row with Maharashtra

Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Row: Maharashtra organization, Swarajya Sangathan protested on Wednesday, December 7 Karnataka border issue. They sprinkled black ink on the Karnataka Bank banner and raised slogans. Meanwhile, buses with Maharashtra number plates are being stopped at the Belagavi border. Maharashtra had resumed bus service to Karnataka this morning with vehicles plying from Kolhapur depot towards Belgaum. Karnataka officials said their bus services have been suspended as a precautionary measure. But buses continued to run on long routes. There was no restriction on private buses.

Maharashtra, since its formation in 1960, has been embroiled in a dispute with Karnataka over the status of Belgaum district and 80 other Marathi-speaking villages, which are under the control of the southern state.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai recently demanded the merger of “Kannada-speaking” areas in Maharashtra’s Akkalkot and Solapur and also said that some villages in Jat taluka of Sangli district want to join the southern state.

unbridled or Belagavi Currently part of Karnataka but claimed by Maharashtra. Several untoward incidents took place in Belagavi after the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute escalated.

Here are the latest updates:

• Tight police security has been deployed in the Karnataka-Maharashtra border area. Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and local police are deployed on both sides of the border.

• Bus services between the two states have been suspended as a precautionary measure. Buses going to Maharashtra from Athani, Chikkodi, Nippani, Kagwad came to a complete standstill.

• Activists of Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Tuesday claimed to have painted at least four Karnataka State Transport Corporation buses in Pune district during separate protests. He also wrote “Jai Maharashtra” on these buses.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar blamed Bommai for the “alarming” situation in the border areas and warned that Maharashtra’s “patience” would run out if attacks on vehicles entering the southern state from Maharashtra were not stopped within 24 hours. will take a different turn.

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