With the situation getting tensed in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery water issue, the Bengaluru police on Tuesday said that in order to control the prevailing situation 15,000 policemen and officers have been deployed to prevent any sort of vandalism or protest in the city, while protests continued in Mandya, Karnataka on Tuesday.
“All necessary security arrangements have been made all over the city. KSRP and Quick Reaction Teams have been deployed to check violence. Also, central forces such as CRPF, CISF, RPF have also been put into place in order to maintain law and order of Bengaluru.”
Situation is absolutely peaceful in city. #sec144 in force. V dont expect any untoward incident,Strict action wil b takn against miscreants
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) September 13, 2016
— Secretary (DM) (@SEOC_Karnataka) September 13, 2016
Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Police issued an advisory to all cable TV channels/cable TV network operators saying that no program shall be transmitted in the cable service which can incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of law and order.
“It has been brought to the notice of the Authorized Officer under The Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act 1995, that visuals having huge potential for inciting mob violence which relate to the ongoing violence in Bengaluru City are being transmitted/retransmitted through the Cable TV Networks in Hyderabad City,” the advisory said.
The pro-Kannada activists on Tuesday continued their protest in Mandya, Karnataka over the Cauvery water sharing row with Tamil Nadu. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday assured full assistance to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Governments to deal with the current state of violence that is prevailing in both the states over the Cauvery water issue.
Urging the people of the city to maintain the decorum of the state, Karnataka law minister TB Jayachandra said, “This is a critical time for us. Law and order needs to be maintained. I assure you that all positive steps considering the interests of Karnataka farmers will be taken.”
KarnatakaChief Minister Siddaramaiah will also hold a high-level meet at his residence in order to deliberate over the Cauvery water row. The row between the two states took a sudden and violent turn on Monday, with Karnataka police imposing prohibitory orders under Section 144 in Bengaluru city and in Cauvery basin districts.
The Cauvery basin covers a large expanse of land including major chunks in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and also smaller areas in Kerala and Puducherry. Initially, the dispute was between Karnataka and TN but later Kerala and Puducherry also entered the fray. The issue dates back to 1892 when an agreement was filed between Madras Presidency and Mysore for arbitration but led to a fresh set of disputes. The current protests sparked off when Supreme Court ordered Karanataka government to release 15000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.