Lathi Charge on MES rally KSRTC MSRTC bus service suspended

Last Updated: 10pm July 12, 2010
After the burning of the MSRTC bus, both MSRTC and KSRTC have stopped their services in the other states. This will cause a lot of hardships for the common man.

Bella Vista Belagavi

After a peaceful start there was Lathi charge done on the MES rally at the DC office. The Lathi charge was done as it is said that some flag was brought down and some stones were pelted.

Many were injured during the lathi charge and all were taken by surprise.

Earlier in the day Kannada Rakshana Vedike activists were arrested as they tried to disturb the rally.

Atmosphere after the Lathi charge was quite tense and KRV has said that they will come back strongly against what has happened today.

The rally began from Sambhaji circle and ended at DC office.

Situation in the city is under control and no incident has been reported. Business activities are normal tough a few shop owners felt it safe to shut down their show windows to prevent a losses.

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  1. Ppl y dont you understand we are being played by the politicians in their interests.
    Weather Belgaum goes to Maharashtra or stays in Karnataka, our lives will never be made better by these politicians. we are hurting ourselves with lathi charge or watever just because of their interests. Have you ever seen any politician getting lathi charged because of pro Karnataka or pro maharashtra support. its time. re-think and decide wisely. its your place, you decide.

  2. ooooo Girish Aptekar, tell me what a person needs…food shelter clothes ..didn't understand roti kapda makaan…
    bhau what sacrifice are you talking about can you elaborate……..

  3. omg!!! this is all nonsense these ppl are making… i dont ever think that belgaum will ever improve its status if it ll go under maharstra…as im a student i feel maharasta education system is not as good as karnataka education system.. i think the ppl who wants belgaum to join maharastra are not concerned of educating there children in good education system and plz plz plz dont involve great SHIVAJI MAHARAJ in all your nonsense things he was a great man… plz dont make his pride come down just by shouting his name in streets.

  4. belgaum was first in maharastra ,now for while it is in karntaka but my god grace and supreme court decisionit finally will go to native place that is………….maharastra.
    har har MAHADEV JAI SHIVAJI JAI BHAVNI

    • Why fight

      Maharashtra's Kannadiga History and Culture

      In his famous 1917 work "Karnataka Gatavaibhava", Kannada Kula Purohita Shri Alur Venkata Rao explains how Maharashtra is soaked in the Kannada language and culture not just in history but also in the present:
      Many people still believe that Kannada had never entered Maharashtra. But my dear friend Narayan Srinivas Rajapurohit, who has studied this subject very well, has shown with ample proof some revealing facts in an article titled "Maharashtra Va Karnataka" in the Marathi language "Kesari" which is being published from 27 years. Some of those facts are: that the "Jnaneshwari" is full of Kannada words, that Goa's financial documents were in Kannada until a few days ago, that the Sri Vitthala of Pandarapura is mainly a God worshipped by the Kannadigas.

  5. BELAGAAVI IS IN KARNATAKA. as regards mes, who is the beneficiary? kiran thakur or marathas led
    by remotes of sharad pawar ?

  6. kannidigas in dudhani, akkalkote,jath,miraj,sollapura etc etc places irrespective of their caste lingaytas, jains and brahmins have found out means to assimilate to maharastra

    similalarly marathis should find a means to assimilate with karnataka
    many telugu's , tamilians and lots of marathis in other areas apart from belgaum city have assimilated

  7. It is utter nonsense to hold that Marathi people in Belgaum are being suppressed and oppressed. B believing so we will be playing into the hands of self-centered politicians. So please let Belgaum alone, peaceful, cosmopolitan, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and beautiful, just as India itself is.

  8. BELGAUM LIKE GIRL FORCED TO LIVE WITH A BAD PERSON. & FATHER UNABLE TO GET DAUGHTER DUE TO ITS USELESS POLITICIANS. ACTUALLY MAH. GOVT SHOULD LEARN FROM KAR .GOVT HOW TO FORCEFULLY WITH ALL BAD WAYS CAPTURE OTHERS LAND ,PARALISED MARATHI PEOPLE BY CRUSHING THEM. IT IS A DISPUTED MATTER MAH NEVER AGREED MAHAJAN COMMISION & INDIA DIVIDED INTO STATES ON BASIC PRINCI OF LANGUAGE. HENCE MAH GOVT SHOULD HAVE ENTERED INTO BELGAUM TO SAVE MARATHI PEOPLE WITH POLICE FORCE. BECAUSE KARNATAKA GOVT. BEATING THEM. MAH GOVT SHOULD HAVE SHOWN MARDANAGI BUT IN VAIN. MARATHI PEOPLE SUFFERING LIKE HEADLESS CHICKEN. IF OTHER PEOPLE WANTS TO LIVE IN KAR THEN WHY R THEY SHOUTING JUST GO TO UDIPI BENGALURU AND STAY THERE. WHY KEEPING EYE ON OTHER'S LAND. & BE PLZ A REAL INDIAN PLZ DONT BEAT MARATHI PEOPLE LET HAVE THEM THEIR RIGHT. PLZZ…..U HAVE GOT POLITICAL POWER PLZ TAKE ELDER BROTHERS ROLE NON MARATHI PEOPLE & LET BELGAUM HAVE IT'S OWN MOTHERSTATE MAH ….PLZ … SUPPORT JUSTICE. PLZ..
    NOTE: = I AM REAL INDIAN SINCE I DONT LIKE INJUSTICE WITH ANYONE . BUT DEFINATELLY MARATHI PEOPLE IN BELGAUM SUFFER A LOT . PLZ LET THEM HAVE THEIR BASIC RIGHT TO STAY IN MAHARASHTRA. PLZZZ & YOU ALSO STAY HAPPILY AFTER ALL ALL WE R INDIANS THANKU JAI HIND.

  9. LISTEN EVERYBODY……….V LOVE THE GREAT LEGEND SHIVAJI MAHARAJ AS V DO OUR BASAVESHWARA…..Y FITE FOR PETTY THINGS…..BEWARE NAXALISM IS INCREASING…..TERRORISM HAS ALREADY INCREASED…….THERE R FLOODS CLIMATE CHANGES ///ITS A THREAT TO UR LIVES….INSTEAD OF COMMENTING SHIT CRAP…..ENCOURAGE THE READERS WID SUM KNOWLEDGE OF ENVIRONMENT MAEN….FLOODS NEVER C WHETHER THE PERSON IS A MARATHA OR KANADIGA….THAT TIME WAT WILL U DO? STIL FITE FOR LANG OR STATE? WAKE UP U CRAZY PPL

  10. belgam have 80 % marathi people …… karnatak kannadiga are loosers,,,,, they are treating marathis as thief ,, this is tooo bad ….. marathi people are bravery..people

    • DUDE INSTEAD OF FIGHTING N COMMENTING WASTING UR TIME GO PLANT SOME TREES, CLEAN UR SURROUNDINGS,IMPROVE UR HABITS, TRY TO B A GUD SAMARITAN…….JUST BY SAYING KANADIGAS AS LOOSERS UR NT DOING A GREAT THING….INSTEAD GO TEACH UR CHILDREN SOME GUD LESSONS

      • Yeah! Well said Sanjeev.

        These fools r just trying to justify their foolishness by naming KANNADIGA'S to be losers.
        It is they who r losing by behaving in such an absurd manner….

    • i am damn sure u(koushik shukla) havent moved ur ass out of ur room for quiet a while…come out and see who r in majority Mr Day Dreamer

  11. My Dear Pro Maharashtra friends as per your theory J&k should go to pakisthan.Do all of you agree? If not explain.Now you are asking Belgavi,once you get this you will get greedy and you will send marathi speaking people to settle in next neighbouring city and start claiming that too.And the same nonsense continue,But what will you do once you reach Kanyakumari? Do you continue to claim? Dont behave like pakisthan.
    There is saying in Kannada "HASIGE IDDASTU KALU CHACHU".I hpoe you understand this.

    • Mind ur Tongue Mr APS……….. I think u are not familiar with the History of Belgaon. Forcibally Saying it as belgavi will not make it kannada….. Do keep that in ur mind.. We are the Maratha Warriors who will never give up.. Also The Supreme ccrt and centre denied the permission to Change the Belgaon name to Belgavi.. But U people will always show how Lowest level u can go.. If u want to comment then atleast have the guts to write ur Real name instead of some APS or ABC XYZ… U Coward..

    • ………….I dont understand that sentence. Thats the reason I want Belgaum to be merged with Maharashtra

  12. Hey Uday,

    You are right in saying “Whenever this a story on development hardly 10 comments and here 10 comments per minute”.

    I agree, people have forgotten the passion for doing the right and constructive things. They want to read and indulge in sensational (even though useless) news and debates instead.

    People please understand the fact that all this force should have been directed in a rmeaningful way, where the city and its citizens would have benefitted and our younger generations will live in peace and harmony in a land we all love. I’m sure, if MES had done this morcha for the sake of development of the city even if it was against the government/officials, against corruption etc. for the betterment of the city, KRV and Blegaum Next would have been part of it. That would have been a real democratically valued effort. We are all friends/brothers/sisters and neighbours.

    Languages, religions etc are made by us for convinience and communication; not to fight one another!

    We should all, the Kannadigas, the Marathas and the Urdus learn to live in peace, and have common forum for the development of the city rather than fighting against each other. We are all one in this universe, our body is made out of mostly recycled water, we all breath recycled air. The human body is reconstructed entirely once in a year because of this contineous recycling process, we may all (the opposite parties in this discussion) be sharing each others atoms in this recycling and rebuilding effort by the nature, without even noticing it.

    Then, why can’t we share the land from which we are all made up of??? Whatever has happened in the past, we will just leave it to that and embrace the future with both hands simling, peacefully and with grace and most of all in unison.

    Let’s do it for our kids and make a better place for all of us.

  13. Belgaum should belong to maharashtra because before 1956 belgaum was in mumbai state. Not only Belgaum as well as Dharwad, Hubli,Baglkot were in Mumbai state. But we want only BELGAUM in Maharashtra……thats all

  14. You cannot equate Belgaum with Kashmir. Kashmiri separatist doesn’t trust in Indian state or its constitution, were as Belgaum issue is fought within constitutional framework for last 55+ years, but government is not paying any heed for such protests, probably now violence is only way to get government at discussion table (Like north-eastern states or Telengana or OBC reservation in Rajasthan) and that is bad trend, but there is no way out and that’s the reality of today’s India, once proud of Gandhi’an style of protest called ‘Satyagraha. MES have/had fought and won elections after elections, registered protests by ‘Satyagraha’, mochas, non-coperation movement but that is not acknowledged by any democratic system, what option we are left with? Violence???

    • <contd>
      It is very convenient and selfish to say 'leave us in peace'. What about people who are suffering for 55 years, is Karnataka government is willing to let Marathi people live in peace? Forget that… even Karnataka government is not willing to issue documents in language understood by “Janata” of Belgaum.

      Rather, cursing MES… Think through. Who is main culprit here? Think how people have shown patience and faith in democratic values for last 55+ years. This is third genaration taking these protests forward. What is making people come out in such hugh numbers, from age 8 to 80? Probably Belgaum issue is only issue in India which is fought for 5 decades without shedding much blood, but looks like it needs bloodshed to make democratic Gods happy, so it be!!

    • Yes Praveen u made a good point there.. MES has been winning elections on a big ground Taluka and Gram Panchyat level as well as vindhan sabha elections. Have u Kannad people ever thought or has the karnatak govt notice it why MES wins. They notice it . But act as if they dont know anything. MES winning means the wish of the people is to see Belgaum in Maharashtra. But the wish of the people is nothin to Karnataka they wanna rule but also want to Crush Marathi people. At last marathas will have no option than to take guns in their hands and only Karnataka Govt will be responsible for it.
      Thank You

    • @ Praveen and Nishant,
      Your words saying about suffering of Marathi people, is really misleading. On this side of the border we have good marathi schools. People are allowed to converse and do their business in Marathi. Just go to the other side of the border and see what is happening to Kannada people. Good and running Kannada schools are being closed and Marathi schools are being opened in their place. You should see it to believe it. Still none of those Kannadigas are murmuring. It is not that they are keeping quiet. They acting in their own way. But are forced to speak the language Marathi whereas it is not true with Karnataka, please believe it.

  15. I think we should distribute more than half of bombay to other states. the same applies to pune. not to forget cities like sollapura & kollapura, more than half of which should be in karnataka.

    • Gentlemen,

      By applying your logic Bangalore should go 30 to AP, 30 to TN, 30 to KA & 10 to others. There are more Tamil & Telugu people in Bangalore than Kannada people. Same story goes for other metros. You need to understand the core issue belgaum has. People have deprived on their fundamental rights, they were forced to follow a language they are not comfortable with. This is huge problem as they can't carry their day-today life. Tell me what karnataka Govt has done to Belgaum, absolutely no development. If karnataka govt really cares they should talk about development, welfare of local people. If this is done, then nobody wants to go to MH. . If this part goes to maharashtra there is some hope atleast, what happens in future is at the mercy of politicians.

  16. Appreciate your views. It was by no means to undermine your contribution. But I have not commented for or against someone here. I just commented on the style of reporting, which I found to be bit unconvincing . As regards the insane people posting hatred comments, I clearly distance myself from them as they have very little to contribute to civilized world. Just my thougths.

    Best Regards.

  17. Dear Uday

    I appreciate your contribution to the people of the city. But its disappointing to note that you indulge in biased reporting. I think we all have seen how unruly the crowd was behaving. It was far from peaceful protest. And the phrase "as it is said that some flag was brought down and some stones were pelted" appears to be deliberate intention to dilute the gravity. If you are serious about journalism, would appreciate to follow its ethics too.

    Best Regards.

    • RAM- some harsh words for the Editor in here but there some points to be clarified.
      I am not a Journalist. Hope i clear my self. I get news from all the sources which include many which i cant mention.
      About the Flag u said I could have made it it bold and written about it but in writing also One should refrain from inciting people after reading this.
      The worst part of all this is as i have already mentioned on this site earlier, to one or the other I will look bias, I say I am.
      You the people have to change your out look.
      If stones were they were pelted, who pelted no one knows not even the SP. (she hasnt confirmed this).
      And my question to all those commentors here why do u all comment so much on these kind of posts– I say you all are biased.
      Whenever this a story on development hardly 10 comments and here 10 comments per minute.

      Who is wrong and who is right i have nothing to do with it. But we the people only keep on fighting and hence this issue rakes up.
      And that you stay so far from Belgaum your love and knowledge that a particular flag was brought down also makes me mention when people go far from their home land the fell more for it.
      Let Belgaum live like it has been living. with peace.
      I urge each and everyone to participate more actively on the other development issues as well.

  18. MES should answer these questions before repeatedly asking and such big hungama
    1.what are the advantages belgaum will get after getting merged into maharashtra,, I know karnataka govt was least cared of belgaum till 1999,, but now days karnataka govt has so many plans and now belgaumites have many employment opportunities,,even it is announced belgaum as second capital of karnataka,, will maharashtra wiil do that?
    2.Belgaum is best to live after bangalore,, all the citizens here are getting equal treatment,, all are happy now ,, all the facilities are good,, will this continue after that
    3. marathi people here are happy with what they have now
    4. Mes has to give strong reasons .merging belgaum in maharashtra depending on langueges spoken is silly reason,, and there are not only marathi poeple will suffer afterwords all the other people speaking other languages will suffer if belgaum is included in maharashtra

    • u Want a strong reason DAN Come and see the villages in Belgaum they are all Marathi and Belgaum Taluka as well….

      • its just a small city with all the MARATHI village surrounding to it like hindalga
        macchhe
        piranwadi
        kinaye
        badas
        belgundi
        sonoli
        yelebail
        uchagaon
        ambewadi
        turmuri
        surute
        Goundwad
        halga
        Dhamne
        kadoli
        Kudremani
        honga
        gojga
        sulga
        agasge
        atiwad
        navge
        yellur
        hangarga
        Jafarwadi
        waghwade
        karle
        Bahaddarwadi
        and many more, i've named just a few from Belgaum and there are many more in Khanapur like jamboti kankumbi, nandgad and in karwar. The whole territory is Marathi we have not come from outside and claiming Belgaum. We are living here from 300 yrs as Marathi. We dont want Karnatak Rule. We are not asking for Belgaum based on Language but based on the Marathi villages and culture do u understand it Dan…Am i clear enough

  19. What are we arguing about its just crap… time waste… and some uneducated people want this trouble in the city… my all friends are marathas.. we never had any problems…. your are provoking common man… the day we think of doing somethink… it will be big mess… stay away MES…we all are one indians, be proved to be hindhu….we love shivaji maharaj more then you.. we are proud to be born in the same nation where shivaji maharaj born… but stop using is name for all this issues… you people dont deserve to take his name… he wanted hindu to be alive not only maratha… jai hind..

  20. Uday,
    In the article it is mentioned that, "Some Flag was brought down"… It is flag of Karnataka(Kannada). This is done by some mescreaminants.

  21. @Mr.Girish Aptekar you need to change your cheap and narrow minded mentality. If you really like Maharashtra then you always have an option to settle there as there are much better cities than Belgaum. No one is going to stop you from doing that. There is no point in having Belgaum in Maharashtra. If you have a problem staying then its you who has to change and not the people or for that matter the place and states arround you.

  22. listen friend’s do one thing not in mah or not in kar bgm should be one state n the common language should be hindi

  23. If Central Govt. is not keen to satisfy Marathi aspirations then they should allow Maharashtra to be a separate country. Then we will see how to get Belgaw, Nipani and other Marathi region.

    Marathas did this in past and can do anytime they want.

    However we don’t want this as we love India and respect its integrity. But that doesn’t means we will let anything happen.

    We are followers of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj than Gandhi.

    Jay Maharashtra

  24. Girish you seem to call yourself a maratha. If you were not an Indian then Pakistan would have invaded maharastra and converted the place into a taliban stronghold. Call yourself an Indian first. JaiHind.

  25. MES is sponsored by the BJP government . The issue is being raised now as the BJP government is being nailed by congress and JDS over the mining scam. So by raising the Belgaum issue the focus would shift from the charges against reddy brothers. These politicians are very smart crooks.

  26. If Belgaum needs to be made into Union Territory the even Mumbai should be made in to UID. Belgaum would always remain with Karnataka.

  27. We want to participate in these events but cant as the karnatak police fix some fake charges against us

    • ok.. Mr. Atpekar

      Go to Maharastra and do a bandh.. Police there wouldn't fix u for anything…!..:-)
      Great idea.. ryt..?…….
      But pls don't come to our Belgaum with ur Bala Taackrey….!

    • Girish:
      stone pelting done by MES yesterday and destroying public propery fake???… what are you saying…Do we need holiganism in our democracy wherein everyone has a right to express their views.
      Rajeev

    • if same thing happens to ur property then wat MR Aptekar?…..wat if sum ppl throw stones at ur house?….wat wil u do? sit n watch them?

  28. I would like to tell something else to the peopleas well, that is, not only MES wants Belgaum in MH but we all Marathi people do. We are just quiet because we are afraid to get into the processions as we are filed with Offensive charges unnecessarily. But all the 80% marathi people want Belgaum in MH

  29. Marathi people who want to be part of maharastra can cross the border and live in maharatsra. Belgaum will always be part of karnataka. If belgaum has to be union territory the even mumbai needs to be made into union territory.

  30. Polls should be held in belgaum and the decion should be left to the people of belgaum who they want, maharashtra or karnataka.

    After all same procedure was adopted for Goa when it was liberated.

    • polls were done at all village level in belgaum taluka during the reorganization of states, and after meetings conducted at every gram sabha and then borders were drawn…Mahajan commission and fazal ali commission

  31. this issue has been raised since the formation of karnataka & maharashtra state, so merely saying that this is only a political agenda might not seem correct (of course it is now politicized by both the govts where we can see karnataka planning to make Belgaum the 2nd Capital only after the border issue had resurged. This can also be seen when Karnataka Govt chose Hubli instead of Belgaum when they decided to bring up for the High Court, then how come now they decide to make it the states 2nd capital. While maharashtra was always in a dilemma whether to bring up this issue as most of the times the centre and both the states government were run by the same party (barring a few times).
    However, coming back to the main agenda is the interest of the marathi people at the border, this has always been ignored by the state govt. they have been deprived of the basic rights.
    Marathi people will be in forefront to fight for the country and its development, but it doesnt mean that they should be taken for granted.

  32. and one more thing, just hypothetically, that somehow bgm goes into maharashtra……..
    then what????
    ur name isnt gonna change…….
    nor is ur profession……. nothing……. at the most, instead of KA pass u'll write MH…. and some areas will be renamed……. and then, back to jaise the……..

    and these bundh and strikes, only affects the common man……..
    its all politics man……. dirty politicians……..
    70% of my friends are marathas……..
    and we are happy here and they are happy……..

    • if nothing changes after belgaum merging to maharashtra then why r u worrying nikhil let belgaum goes to maharashtra. as per u, u fell feel "jaise the" in maharashtra.

  33. dude, we respect u as a maratha, indian and a human being…..
    u tell me exactly what u arguing…….
    just because people in those 814 villages speak marathi, u cannot ask the govt to merge them with maharashtra……
    and what sacrifice u speaking man…….
    u hav good pay from the govt, u hav no water probs, the electricity probs hav only begun off late…….
    what else does a family need,,,,,
    instead of asking for better quality of life, people fight to merge bgm with maharashtra……
    better off, why dnt u fight for common day happenings….. like electricity bills in marathi, or water bills in marathi………
    expand the people speaking marathi……. i know, marathas are warriors….. tat doesnt mean one should fight just cos he knows fighting……. reason out why u r fighting…….

    • Well said…. NIKHIL..

      These MES guys are fooling there own people….. !
      And these kurigalu don't understand that…. ;-)……..

    • Listen everybody "Marathi " is a language and "Maratha" is a caste.
      Why does the reporters including some channels like Tv9 always make the border issue led by only Marathas? As per MES leaders Marathi people belonging to various castes lead the MES.

    • Dear Nikhil
      Commenting on your quote "just because people in those 814 villages speak marathi, u cannot ask the govt to merge them with maharashtra"
      Why not? you are calling 800+ villages "Just".? Size of marathi population in Belgaum is bigger than any mid-sized european country. States were formed based on linguistic boundries. if rest of the country gets to be part of thier respective linguistic states why not people of Belgaum? why there are two seperate laws? and why is it expected of Marathi people of Belgaum to put up with such discrimination in the name of "just because. blah blah…". Why cannot we be little open and sensitive to real issue of people living in those 814 villages and what is making them fight back generation after generation? What are values that are still keeping them away from guns and bloodshed unlike North-Eastern states or Punjab ?

      • Listen brother…if they give BGM to maha then other similar issues gets an example to disputes like haryana for
        both delhi n punjab , nagpur to madhyapradesh,BANGLORE to Tamil nadu,n GOA to any other country? ……….they wil start fighting wid their govts taking our example….n then wat? A BIG civil war in INDIA …..Want to c that thing happen? till then Naxals n terorrists take advantage of it n strike at us….

  34. In Belgaum majority of people speak Marathi & wants to in the state were there language is respected, they feel homely. Karnataka Govt wants peice of land, but doesn't want to care people.

    • @ MSD

      The life of kannadigas will be miserable in the state of Maharastra ( great nation…?.. ;-)..)
      There are no good Kannada schools there…. The marathi education is better in Karnataka.

    • This is the first time I am viewing this website. Hi MSD, for your info, there are many good Marathi schools in Belgaum. And I have stayed in belgaum for 20 years, and have never seen disrespect to Marathi Language or Marathi people. In fact, I am 100% kannadiga but have 80% of my friends Marathi speaking, and literally I speak 80% Marathi when I am in Belgaum. Is there any place like this in Maharashtra — I doubt –. Be happy in Belgaum as it is and enjoy yourself. Guest

  35. MES is following the footsteps of hardliner HURRIYAT in Kashmir….
    They have caused considerable damage on College road and surrounding areas to showcase their talent of stone pelting.. May be they were hired…!
    It left behind innocent people from some villages to face the wrath of police lathis..

    Dear MES ians … pls leave us and our beautiful city to live in peace….

  36. I have a suggestion.
    Why to fight for KA and MH simply give Bgm to Goa 🙂
    All youngsters will be happy 🙂 and some oldies too !
    Wat say ?

    • It was suggested long ago .. By Bal Thakrey and backed by Goa CM Shashikala Kakodkar but centre didnt show interest as they didn't wanna see the marathi people united they think their rule (north Indians) will end if Marathas become united.

    • It was suggested long back my friend the Belgaum region as "Vishal Gomantak" by Bal Thakrey and also the CM of Goa then Smt Shashikala kakodkar had also supported this statement, But centre then didnt show any interest as centre has some grudge on maharashtra and it doesn wanna see the Maratha people united because they know if maratha people get united then the whole power to run the country will be in maratha hands and not in the hands of North Indians.

  37. I think the ruling Govt. Union & State does not want the normal public to raise questions on corruption in Mining etc in our very own state
    ( As per newspaper reports Hon. Chief. Min BSY is also said to be part of that share of Mining pie)
    and also various corruption at Union Level (like Pawar in IPL etc etc)
    Thank you all dear political uncles of today as you are properly carrying on the anchestral activity of British i.e Divide and Rule..
    Wake up citizens..

  38. We are Marathas…………….. We have sacrificed many lives and we will never go this sacrifice go in vain.

    • Mr Girish, What you gain by going to maharashtra? Condition in town city is going to be the same. Now Belgaum has got second capital status of Karnataka, so being in karnataka is more advantage. One fact is if Belgaum goes to Maharashtra it looses its district staus also. After all what trouble you have here in Karnataka? You have all the freedom and no one is stopping you, you have marathi schools here, lot of marathas are in karanataka state dservices, many marathas are getting scholarships from karantaka stete Govt, road tax is less in karnataka, public transport is mus=ch cheap here. these are few examples. Bieging an educated you should not talk like that. What is poing break our country on the bases are language. We should have spirit for our cuntry.

      • we are not askin for the whole belgaum district, its just the marathi part like belgaum taluk khanapur nipani karwar nandgad. are we mad to ask for the kannada villages. Belgaum city is 85% marathi. thats why yesterday it happened. the Even the ex CM of Karnataka had said Let belgaum go to Maharashtra otherwise it would give rise to the issue and thats why its happening.

        • I am just repeating what Praveen said. What are you loosing on being in Karnataka? Go and see the condition of Kannadigas in borders across in Maharashtra. They are not allowed to study in Kannada and are forced to study in Marathi. (Marathi – meaning Mara hatti – people those who construct house on trees, I am not sure). There is quite a big population of Kannadigas in Maharashtra, but no one murmurs. They stay loyal to the place where they are staying. Also read a reply I have posted to one another comment on this page.

    • So you want add few more to sacrifiers list ?

      what did you get by doing a rally yesterday ? Read the news paper a marathi man came with revolver in the rally , what was it for ? to sacrifice marathas or other civilians living peacefully in Belgaum ?

      You kill yourself and Blame others….. Better you sacrifice MES … your living doesnt add any life to peaceful Belgaum.

    • Sacrificied lives…? You are killing innocent people in the name of language….. You have already murdered the peace of our beautiful city….. GET LOST..!

  39. MES will never let our city grow, situation are as similar as Kashmir. Enough of your years of protest Get lost MES, Let us live.

    • Debating on this issue is BIG TIME WASTE—ITS CRAP….All those who are participating in such rallies are BIG LOOSERS…….

      Fighting over land, territory, and borders will never end in any part of the world. India has more to it, Indians pretends to be democratic but are not fully democratic. I remember what I was taught in school is not what the real facts are.
      Government –by the people (some are forced to vote, some are driven by fake promises, some are exploited due to poverty and some do for their own benefits.
      Government –is for the people (Better meant for corruption, exploitation of land from farmers and poor under the name of Industrialization and development and many more things which are illegal but done legally).
      Government –is of the people (This real has no meaning and doesn’t exist).

      Language is a means of communication…

    • As belgaum is in karnataka and as long as it will be in karnataka will never progress. Compaired to to kolapur, belgaum is undeveloped city because karnataka is not paying attention towards belgaum as even karnataka gove believes that it might be included in Maharastra because the majority of peoples are marathi followers.

      • My dear friend,Natak is being done by MES not by responsible and wise belgaumites.We all leave peacefully.It is MES which is causing disturbances and thereby affecting normal routine of belgaumites.I think these fellows dont have any work.So they involve themselves in such activities(natak) and enjoy.For every natak there will be a story writer.But in this case ther are number of story writers.But unfortunately all of them are bringing out the same story, which has become monotonous and boring. So i request them to stop these nataks and do some constructive work if they are capable of,or at least allow others to do their work peacefully.

        Responsible citizens of Belgaum.

  40. Maharastra itself finding it difficult to maintain its own districts properly. People of Sourastra demanding different statehood. it is a clear evident that maharastra govt does not have control on its own state. MES must understand if Belgaum goes to MAHA people of Belgaum will suffer the most.

    • The poeople of belgaum will not suffer once they will be connected with maharastra as they are suffering now in being a part of kar natak (do drama). As the belgaum belong to maharastra bec the majority of people from belgaum are marathi followers.

      • Lot of people migrated from Maharashtra to Belgaum during British rule. Same case applies, as someone in these messages said, as of Jammu and Kashmir. Lot of Muslims migrated to Kashmir and lot of original people got converted. Will we leave J&K to Pakistan? So there is no question of leaving Belgaum to Maharashtra. Look at another reply I have posted to another similar comment.

    • Dear BGM
      before commenting on Belgaum issue and worrying about people of Belgaum, get your geography right. Your so called "Sourastra" is not part of Maharashtra.

    • Do anything, but Belgaum belongs to Maharastra bec before being attched to karnataka it was run by Sangli Sansthan. The 70% population is of marathi followers.

      • I think we should not fight on this issue on this web-site. AAB has been quite un-biased on these issues. However, any one saying Belgaum belonged to Sangli samsthan should understand till the beginning of 18th century major part of Maharashtra was Kannada speaking are only. Only after Shivaji (surname of Shivaji is Bhosale – translation of Hoysala, please note. Shivaji got inspiration from Vijayanagara Kingdom) ruling central part of Maharashtra, more and more Marathi speaking people habitated. At least 50% words in Marathi are Kannada words (some words even Kannada language has lost). Even Balagangadhar Tilak said "Our ancestors were Kannada speaking people". In view of the above there should not have been such a fight.

  41. Looks like belgaum has become like J&K. What will maharashtra gain, by getting some peace of land? People of belgaum are the real losers due to this, as no investors would like to put in his money in such a troubled land.

  42. We in our country have democracy, let us see how democracy hinders the development of a city. Karnataka will never give up Belgaum also Maharastra has no power left to grab it. But karnataka will fear (secondary fear confusion) of loosing it and investments in Belgaum will become never happening dreams. Maharastra wants Belgaum for democracy(make people of MAH happy for votes) and KAR same way. So Belgaum will be hanging Between two states just to get democratically distroyed

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