Three days after the Karnataka government cancelled financial aid to two private schools run by RSS leader Prabhakar Bhat, a massive protest was held by parents and students of the schools in Bantwal of Dakshina Kannada District. Hundreds of parents and students gathered and shouted slogans against the government and minister Ramnath Rai.
Protesting parents and students claimed that Sri Rama Vidya Kendra school was providing free mid-day meals, uniforms, textbooks for over 3000 students, for which the funds were being granted by the government since 2001. Poor students who were benefited from the government grant have now been left in the lurch after the state government order was adopted which states that there was no provision to provide funds to private educational institutes adopted by any temple and that granting the fund would, in turn, be a burden on the temple.
Students protest against Siddaramaiah for taking away their bread and better