last updated at 4.15 pm 18 July 2010
The BANDH has been total all commercial establishments in the city are shut. Some shops in residential areas are open.
MES, Shiv Sena, Shiv Prathisthan, VHP, Swarajya, MNS and many others together have called for a Belgaum Bandh today, Sunday 18 July after a saffron flag was burnt by KRV (Praveen Shetty faction) at Chennamma Circle yesterday. An effigy of Bal Thakrey was also burnt.
Section 144 has been imposed since yesterday evening until 8 pm, 21 July 2010.
SP Sonia Naranag in a release said that no such incident of flag burning has happened.
Last night a few stone pelting instances were reported from Gandhinagar on a KSRTC bus, in Bhandur Galli and a private bus also was stoned in Tilakwadi.
The situation on a whole is tense but under control.