Cauvery Water dispute: Karnataka Home Minister says state will fight it legally

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New Delhi | September 12, 2016 6:35 PM

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday called for "peaceful protest" citing that "injustice has been done to" the state

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday called for "peaceful protest" citing that "injustice has been done to" the state. ((ANI)Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday called for “peaceful protest” citing that “injustice has been done to” the state. (ANI)

With Cauvery water sharing dispute refusing to die, the government of Karnataka is figuring out ways to prevent the state from getting embroiled deeper into the conflict. Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday called for “peaceful  protest” citing that “injustice has been done to” the state. He vowed to “fight” the issue “legally” even as Bengaluru witnessed a string of violent protets throughout the day, a report said. The Home Minister also sent out a clear message saying that the state government has received assistance from the Centre to tackle the ongoing unrest.

“Our appeal is if you are protesting, please protest peacefully. We know that injustice has been done to Karnataka,” the Home Minister said, adding “10 companies of CRPF & RAF have been sent. We have also requested for 10 more companies.”

Appealing pro-Kannada activists and farmers associations to maintain peace, he said, “Have deployed sufficient amount of police force. We have got support from Centre.”

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called emergency Cabinet meeting to discuss the situation. “Tomorrow at 11:30 AM, K’taka CM has called emergency Cabinet meet to discuss CauveryIssue,” Parameshwara told media.

Earlier, Siddaramaiah wrote a letter his Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa voicing concerns of “incidents of violence” against Kannada-speaking people in the neighbouring state.

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