BENGALURU: Following public outcry, the Karnataka authorities on Wednesday slashed the fantastic quantity imposed on individuals for not sporting masks from Rs 1,000 to Rs 250 in city areas and Rs 500 to Rs 100 in rural areas.
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa stated the choice adopted opposition by the individuals and recommendation by consultants. The federal government had just lately elevated the fantastic to Rs 1,000 in city areas and Rs 500 in rural areas with an unrelenting rise in Covid-19 instances. However the determination was met with stiff resistance from the individuals, who felt the quantity was hefty particularly when persons are underneath monetary misery.
Arguments between individuals and the police weren’t unusual previously few days, and a few alleged that cops had been harassing and fleecing the general public within the identify of a crackdown. There have been cases the place individuals broke down on being instructed to pay the fantastic.
Former Ballari MP KC Kondaiah had just lately written a letter to the chief minister, looking for rollback of the hike in fantastic quantity.

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