Border dispute: Security tightened at Karnataka-Maharashtra border

Belagavi, Nov 30 (IANS): Security arrangements at the border areas of Belagavi district have been tightened ahead of the Supreme Court taking up the petition regarding border dispute with Maharashtra on Wednesday.

Tight vigil is being maintained in Chikkodi, Nippani and Kagawad borders with platoons of district reserve and Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) deputed at the border check posts of Kagawada, Nippani and Kaganoli.

As many as 21 additional check posts have been set up across Belagavi district sharing the border with Maharashtra to ensure law and order.

However, buses are plying between the states normally since morning. ADGP (Law and Order) Alok Kumar has warned that workers of the Maharashtra Ekikarana Samithi (MES) or any other group trying to disturb the peace, shall be dealt with strictly.

Border row has escalated between Karnataka and Maharashtra, with pro-Kannada and Marathi outfits coming to a confrontational situation in the state.

The MES, a political outfit in Karnataka, waging a battle for unification of Belagavi with Maharashtra, has shot off a letter inviting Maharashtra ministers to Belagavi city.

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, a Kannada outfit, has warned the state government that they would teach a lesson if Maharashtra ministers are let into the Karnataka territory.

Notably, in 2004, the Maharashtra government had submitted a petition to the Supreme Court claiming its rights over Belagavi city and 865 villages in four districts of Karnataka.

The Karnataka government is represented in the Supreme Court by senior counsels Mukul Rohatgi, Sham Diwan, Uday Holla and Maruthi Jirale.

Chief Minister Bommai maintained that the Supreme Court will not consider the petition by Maharashtra government in this regard.






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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    On Marathi and Kannada, I speak and appreciate both. Frankly, I do not see what is the problem. Kanada Raja famous Marathi Abhang. If you know both languages, exemplification of culture is one and the same in both languages. We are such shameless people, who do not want to learn Indian languages, but spend fortune learning foreign languages, sometimes we spend fortune to even emulate accent (American, British & OZ), while we know the foreign language for what it is. Is it education? It is ego, or it is politics..we will never the way, both Kannada and Marathi are official Indian languages and both are beautiful languages. God help our ignorant.

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  • Pintam, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    Double engines without maintenance!

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    What a disgrace , Two neighbouring states of India both controlled by BJP are playing a drama before elections and both are in fear of loosing majority and they are part of one India. By comparison China has built settlements in occupied India and there is no security risk !!!. How low can these politicians can go?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    Rahul (congress) vs. Bommai (bjp) Bharath Jodo vs Bharath thodo

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    Someone from Karnataka, SMS Tippu (through history) to come to Kannadigas rescue🐅

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    The results of Raj Dharma to Late Atal Biharee Vajapayee and present Ravana Dharma.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    The way BJP played games by toppling State governments by buying opposition MLAs in few States, now time has come to topple the ruling BJP governments in the battlefield. thu thu meh meh ! (lambs & Lion King is keeping silent watch, when to pounce)

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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    We have China border problem -- permanent structures built across many areas Northeast -- These are not issues -- Godi media silent along with ruling dispensation -- Vote bank politics -- THIS IS MATCH FIXING OF HIGHEST ORDER -- AS BOTH ARE SO CALLED DOUBLE ENGINES (STATES) -- NOW FACING EACH OTHER -- ON SAME TRACK --

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  • Rajman, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    Police Dept needlessly burdened on these type of issues raked up by politicians ---- Needless costs for a poor nation like India -- Also other pressing issues are neglected -- Crime -- Traffic management in cities -- Other policing needs suffer --

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    Border dispute ! (Tippu vs. Shivaji battle) No words to narrate. Tha's how the invaders conquered India time to time. Shame.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    Ache din BJP vs BJP

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