Karnataka Rakshana Vedike members (Narayana Gowda faction) blocked the Bidar-Nanded highway in Aurad on Saturday, in protest against the alleged insult to the Kannada flag at Kadoli in Belgaum. Activists shouted slogans against pro-Marathi groups and demanded action against them. They submitted a memorandum to tahshildar Shivakumar Sheelavant. Leaders including Sharanappa Patil, Shivakumar Kanake, Teerthaiah Swamy, and Ashokrao Mule led the strike. — Staff Correspondent

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