Karnataka-Maharashtra Border Dispute Updates: Bommai, Shinde Hold 'Positive Talks' Over Phone; Fadnavis to Discuss Issue with Shah

Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Row Updates: Kannada activists, who were protesting against the proposed visit of Maharashtra ministers today, stopped vehicles coming from Maharashtra at Hirebagewadi toll in Belagavi

By: News Desk

Poorva Joshi

News18.com

Last Updated: December 06, 2022, 23:26 IST

Belgaum, India

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (Left), Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (Right)

Maharashtra Karnataka Border Dispute Updates: The ongoing dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka escalated on Tuesday as state transport buses from Kolhapur were stopped from plying into disputed border areas like Belagavi and Nipani. Some buses were also painted with black ink by protesters from Karnataka.

Meanwhile, NCP leader Sharad Pawar on Tuesday addressed a media briefing on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute. He said he is worried by what is going on in Belagavi, the disputed region, and said that Marathi people are living in a “terrorized” enviroment in Belagavi. He said, Read More

Dec 06, 2022 23:25 IST

'No Change in Our Stand': Karnataka CM Bommai Says Border Dispute to be Pursued in SC

Dec 06, 2022 22:22 IST

Black, Orange Paints Sprayed on Karnataka Buses Trying to Enter Belagavi, Nippani

Activists of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction sprayed black and orange paints on at least three Karnataka state transport buses in Swargate area of Pune city. They also wrote “Jai Maharashtra” on these buses.

Dec 06, 2022 22:21 IST

MVA Announces Massive Protest in Mumbai on December 17 Over Border Dispute

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) announced a massive protest march in Mumbai on December 17 against the Eknath Shinde government for insulting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute while also demanding to remove Maharashtra’s Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari over his controversial remark over Shivaji. The controversy erupted after the governor said that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was an “old icon”.

Dec 06, 2022 21:31 IST

Sanjay Raut Dubs Two State Ministers 'Cowards' for Not Visiting Belagavi

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday dubbed Maharashtra ministers Chandrakant Patil and Shambhuraj Desai “cowards” for not visiting Belagavi amid the raging border row with Karnataka. He also targeted the Eknath Shinde-BJP government terming it as “weak and helpless”.

Dec 06, 2022 20:53 IST

Seven Detained for Spraying Black Paint on Karnataka Buses: Pune Police

Dec 06, 2022 20:28 IST

Karnataka CM Bommai, Maharashtra CM Shinde Engage in Phone Call, Hold 'Positive' Talks

Amid the ongoing Belagavi border dispute, CMs of Maharashtra and Karnataka, Eknath Shinde and Basavaraj Bommai, respectively, spoke on the phone to each other. According to reports, they held “positive” talks regarding the ongoing issue. Earlier on Tuesday, Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis had spoken to Bommai.

Dec 06, 2022 20:21 IST

MNS Workers Deface Karnataka State Transport Buses in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg

Several Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers reportedly defaced buses from Karnataka state transport in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg. Earlier on Tuesday, several buses from Kolhapur were defaced with black ink at the Belagavi border area.

Dec 06, 2022 19:48 IST

'Will Take Up Issue With Home Minister Amit Shah': Devendra Fandavis on Border Dispute

Dec 06, 2022 19:33 IST

'Pawar Need Not Visit Karnataka': Devendra Fadnavis Speaks to Karnataka CM Bommai

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Karnataka CM Basavraj Bommai over the ongoing Belagavi border dispute between both states. He said NCP leader Sharad Pawar need not visit Karnataka. “There is a decision pending in court. I would request people to not react as every action has a reaction. We should be thinking about progress and development and such a dispute will impact both sides,” he said.

Dec 06, 2022 19:17 IST

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Activists Detained Near Belagavi for Pelting Stones at Maharashtra Trucks

Over 100 Karnataka Rakshana Vedike activists were detained near disputed Belagavi region on Tuesday, for pelting stones on truck arriving from Maharashtra. The activists were heading towards Belagavi from Bengaluru to stage a massive protest opposing the visit of Maharashtra leaders to Belagavi.

Dec 06, 2022 19:12 IST

Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti Leaders Detained For Seeking Permit to Enter Belagavi

Dec 06, 2022 18:58 IST

Kannada Organisations Stage Protest in Belagavi

In a show of strength, proKannada organisations on Tuesday staged a demonstration in Belagavi, the border town in the centre of a dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra, against a proposed visit of a ministerial delegation from the neighbouring state.

Dec 06, 2022 18:47 IST

Kollapura Shivasena District President Vijay Devane Stopped From Entering Karnataka at Nippani Border

According to reports, Kollapura Shivasena district President Vijay Devane was stopped from entering Karnataka at the Nippani border. Him and his supporters shouted slogans against Maharashtra ministers who failed to come to Belagavi today. Heavy police security was provided by both Karnataka and Belagavi police in border area.

Dec 06, 2022 18:13 IST

Karnataka-Maharashtra Border Dispute Escalates, Buses From Kolhapur Stopped From Entering Belagavi

Dec 06, 2022 17:51 IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde Likely to Hold Discussions With State Ministers Over Border Row

Amid escalating border tensions between Maharashtra and Karnataka, CM Eknath Shinde is likely to hold discussions with Maharashtra ministers. Earlier, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai had said he will ask his Maharashtra counterpart Shinde not to send his Ministers to Belagavi, as their visit may disrupt the law and order situation in the border district.

Dec 06, 2022 17:47 IST

Police on High Alert at Maharashtra-Karnataka Border in Belagavi

Dec 06, 2022 17:43 IST

'One Must Not Test Our (Maharashtra) Patience': Sharad Pawar on Border Dispute

Dec 06, 2022 17:29 IST

Vehicles from Maharashtra Stopped at Hirebagewadi Toll in Belagavi

Kannada activists, who were protesting against the proposed visit of Maharashtra ministers today, stopped vehicles coming from Maharashtra at Hirebagewadi toll in Belagavi. The activists stopped lorries and hoisted Kannada flags. They also pelted stones and damaged the rear windows. The police tried to prevent further damage and dispersed the activists.

Dec 06, 2022 17:27 IST

10 Grampanchayats From Akkalkot Tehsil of Solapur Pass Resolution to Join Karnataka

According to a Times of India report, as many as 10 grampanchayats from Akkalkot tehsil of Solapur district passed the resolution in their gramsabha’s to join Karnataka and sought no-objection from Maharashtra government by a petition submitted through Solapur’s collector office.

Dec 06, 2022 17:25 IST

What is the Karnataka-Maharashtra Border Dispute?

Belgaum or Belagavi is currently part of Karnataka but is claimed by Maharashtra. After the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute escalated, many untoward incidents took place in Belagavi.

Maharashtra, since its inception in 1960, has been entangled in a dispute with Karnataka over the status of Belgaum district and 80 other Marathi-speaking villages

“People from there (Belagavi) often get in touch with me and what I am hearing is worrisome. If the attacks on vehicles from Maharashtra don’t stop in the next 24 hours, Karnataka CM Bommai will be responsible for it.”

Pawar said the people from Maharashtra have maintained an understanding position but are getting instigated by the Karnataka government. He said, ” CMs of both states (Basavaraj Bommai and Eknath Shinde) should have worked together to de-escalate the situation. Those from Karnataka are taking law in their own hands.”

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Karnataka CM Bommai. He assured his government was committed to protect the borders and ensure Kannadigas’ welfare.

The Maharashtra government had directed Chandrakant Patil and Shambhuraj Desai to visit Belagavi to address the border issue, but their schedule is now cancelled. Patil and Desai were appointed as coordinating ministers for the issue Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai had cautioned the ministers to avoid travelling to Belagavi.

Maharashtra, since its inception in 1960, has been entangled in a dispute with Karnataka over the status of Belgaum district and 80 other Marathi-speaking villages, which are in the control of the southern state.

Belgaum or Belagavi is currently part of Karnataka but is claimed by Maharashtra. After the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute escalated, many untoward incidents took place in Belagavi.

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