Date 24 Jan 2012
There was a mixed response for the first bundh of 2012 for which the call was given by the Hyderabad-Karnataka Horata Samithi which has demanded moving the amendment bill in the budget session of the Parliament
People had to face hardships mainly due to suspension of all buses by the NEKRTC till 2:00 pm. The buses coming to the city were made to stop on the outskirts of the city making it very difficult for the aged and children to reach their homes. The closing down of hotels on the main roads of the city was another difficulty for the people. Shops, business establishments, petrol bunks remained closed for several hours. However, the business was as usual after 3:00pm.The educational institutions remained closed for the day.
The activists of different outfits were seen roaming on the roads with sticks in their hand enforcing the bundh. The movement of vehicles was blocked in the morning hours near bus stand on the MSK Mills road and the vehicle users had to find alternative ways. Barring an incident of pelting a stone on a car on the Aland road the bundh was completely peaceful
Superintendent of Police Pravin Pawar told that the bundh was absolutely peaceful with no untoward incident reporting from anywhere in the district. He said, the bundh was also observed in all the taluk headquarters of the district.
Though a large number of organisations had extended their support for the bundht he political parties mainly Congress and Janata dal (S) chose to keep away from the bundh as it had the active support of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. HKHS President and former minister Vaijanath Patil him self being a senior leader of BJP the other prominent leaders of BJP who took part in the bundh included MLA Sunil Valyapure, MLC Shashil Namoshi, HKDB President Amarnath Patil, senior leader Thippanna Kamaknur, MSIL Chairman Vikram Patil and others.