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  1. Cauvery Water issue: Vehicles burnt across Karnataka

Cauvery Water issue: Vehicles burnt across Karnataka

Ever since the decision for release of Cauvery water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu was announced, the two states have been breathing fire with the former's farmers and residents staging protests. The situation has been getting worse so much so that the Police had to intervene.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2016 4:04 PM
While the capital city Bengaluru is also witnessing some of the lash, Police said that 144 Section Prohibitory Order has not yet been ordered in any area closeby. (ANI) While the capital city Bengaluru is also witnessing some of the lash, Police said that 144 Section Prohibitory Order has not yet been ordered in any area closeby. (ANI)

Ever since the decision for release of Cauvery water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu was announced, the two states have been breathing fire with the former’s farmers and residents staging protests. The situation has been getting worse so much so that the Police had to intervene.

From burning the posters of Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to blocking public squares and routes, agitations have reached new heights. Today, pro-Kannada activists staged vandalised shops at a bus stand in Bengaluru. These buses were bound to leave for Tamil Nadu and that is why they have become the target of the agitated activists. They have been demanding the roll back of the orders as it is leading to a loss for their own farmers.

The protesters however have no qualms on their act, one of them saying ”I didn’t break much, just a little bit”, referring to the loss they have caused in the state. Police had to detain the protesters

In an attempt to handle the violence, Police had to lathi-charge against the activists. While CR Sawaswathi, AIADMK leader said that all kannada people in Tamil Nadu are living safely, the heating up of the matter is a point of alert.

While the capital city Bengaluru is also witnessing some of the lash, Police said that 144 Section Prohibitory Order has not yet been ordered in any area closeby. Metro services have been suspended for the while in the IT city. A vehicle was set on fire in Bengaluru in the wee hours of the protest though. Three cases of vehicle burning around Mysore road have already made the cut with more becoming bound towards Tamil Nadu becoming the target.

Previously, the activists had tried entering the Kempegowda International Airport and railway station as well to expand their rage.The state is living under horror as of now and the CM Siddaramiah had written to PM Narendra Modi for taking a call. He requested him to call a meeting of other Chief Ministers to resolve the matter.

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