Bengaluru police have imposed Section 144 in the city till Wednesday.

Cauvery Protests No holiday for Bengaluru schools and colleges on Wednesday says DCRepresentational image
news Cauvery Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 15:37

Though there have been sporadic instances of violence in Bengaluru, all schools and colleges - government and private - will remain open on Wednesday, according to the government. The announcement was made by urban Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shankar.

"No holiday tomorrow," the DC told The News Minute.

Earlier in the day, unaided private schools had already announced that they had decided to stay closed on Wednesday. The association said they had taken this move without waiting for the DC's orders as they did not want to put students at risk as it had happened on Tuesday as the notification had come late.

The letter, signed by Sashi Kumar D, the General Secretary of Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka, also says that the schools will cut short the Dasera vacation to compensate the loss of working days. "This is irresponsible on the DC's behalf to not announce a holiday for school. Safety of children is paramount. We have asked individual managements to take a decision."

When asked about the association's announcement, the DC said, "All educational institutions will remain open."

Bengaluru police have imposed Section 144 in the city till Wednesday. Sixteen police limits in the city have been placed on curfew. Educational institutions in areas that are under curfew may however remain shut. 

These are the areas under curfew, read here.

TNM view: With the DC and Pvt School association taking different stands, it would be better to confirm with individual schools whether they would be open or shut on Wednesday.

However, the Karnataka Okkoota has confirmed that there will be no bandh on September 15. No bandh, only rail roko on September 15 says Vatal Nagaraj, read here. 

What is the Cauvery issue? Here is a short explainer. 

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