The Belgaum city unit of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samithi has called for “hartal” and appealed people to observe a bandh on Thursday as a “tribute to the Marathi-speaking workers who sacrificed their lives while fighting for justice in the boundary dispute” between Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The MES has been observing January 17 as “Martyr’s Day” since 51 years.
President of the city unit of the MES Narayanrao Tarale and working president Deepak Dalvi on Wednesday appealed to the people to respond positively to the “hartal” call.
Tributes would be paid to martyrs at Hutatma Chowk in the city, they said.
A public meeting would be held in the evening at Samyukt Maharashtra Chowk, they added.
The Hartal call has not received a great deal of response from the local pbulic. May be in the evening Khade Bazar and Ramdev Galli corner will be closed due to the meeting there.