The Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) will organise ‘Maha Melava’ here on Monday at Maratha Mandir. A large number of Marathi-speaking people from Belgaum, Khanapur, and Chikkodi taluks, besides Maharashtra are expected to converge here for the melava.
The district administration gave permission at 11pm for the said Marathi Convention. Maharashtra Ekikaran Samithi has been organising a “parallel convention” each time the session is held in the city. Heavy police bandobast has been deployed near the venue. The convention would commence at 11 am sources said.
The Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti has urged the Supreme Court to deliver an early verdict in the boundary dispute case to ensure “justice” for the Marathi- speaking people in the boundary areas of Karnataka. In another resolution, the MES demanded that the National Human Rights Commission to take cognisance of the police atrocities on Marathi-speaking residents of Yellur village of Belagavi taluk following removal of a name board there last year.