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India: Dairy farmers to protest in Mandya (Karnataka) October 23

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Dairy farmers in Karnataka state plan to protest in Mandya on October 23 to denounce an international trade agreement; localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2019, 12:00 AM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Mandya, Silver Jubilee Park, Karnataka state

Event

Dairy farmers in Karnataka state are planning to hold a mass demonstration in the city of Mandya on Wednesday, October 23, to denounce an international trade agreement. Demonstrators plan to gather on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway near the Silver Jubilee Park to block traffic. A rally is also expected to be held outside of the office of the Deputy Commissioner. The farmers claim that the trade agreement will end the local dairy sector by allowing other countries to import cheaper milk and milk products into the country.

A heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected in Mandya and along the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway.

Advice

Individuals in Mandya, and Karnataka state more generally, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, plan alternative routes, and allow additional time to travel.

 

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