Cauvery issue: Fresh protest in Karnataka as normal life hit by state-wide bandh

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New Delhi | Published: September 9, 2016 2:32:47 PM

Cauvery water dispute has been taking quite a toll on the lives of people of Karnataka as fresh agitation has erupted with Jai Karnataka organisation protesting in Gulbarga against Supreme Court's verdict on Cauvery water issue

Cauvery water dispute has been taking quite a toll on the lives of people of Karnataka as fresh agitation has erupted with Jai Karnataka organisation protesting in Gulbarga against Supreme Court's verdict on Cauvery water issue.(PTI)Cauvery water dispute has been taking quite a toll on the lives of people of Karnataka as fresh agitation has erupted with Jai Karnataka organisation protesting in Gulbarga against Supreme Court?s verdict on Cauvery water issue.(PTI)

Cauvery water dispute has been taking quite a toll on the lives of people of Karnataka as fresh agitation has erupted with Jai Karnataka organisation protesting in Gulbarga against Supreme Court’s verdict on Cauvery water issue. According to reports, there is a clash between police and Jai Karnataka activists even as the southern state is witnessing a dawn-to-dusk Karnataka bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits on Friday. This is the second such bandh that the state is bracing for in less than a week’s time and the fourth this year.

Transport services have been hit with government buses staying off the roads while auto-rickshaw and cab unions have extended their support to the bandh. Metro services in the country’s IT hub have also been halted. The Karnataka Cable Operators’ Association, which is supporting the strike, has said Tamil TV channels will not be aired.

Activists of Jai Karnataka, which claims that it is a not-for-profit organization that aims at improving the quality of life of the people of the state, have made several attempts to stop trains bound for Tamil Nadu but were foiled by the police.

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