Cauvery issue: Heavy protests in Karnataka following SC order
Bengaluru: Protesting against the Supreme Court’s order which directed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water from river Cauvery to Tamil Nadu for 10 days, pro-Kannada groups have called for a Mandya and Karnataka Bandh on Tuesday and Friday, respectively.
Members of the Cauvery Horata Samithi gathered in large numbers on the city roads staging a protest against the directive of the apex court. As a precautionary measure, at least 2,400 policemen have been deployed in Mandya.
An all-party meeting called by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was held at Vidhan Soudha to discuss the issue. The meeting was aimed at finding a way to tackle the situation.
Consequences of the protest:
- Brindavan Gardens and Krishna Raja Sagara in Mandya have been closed for four days.
- The Tamil Nadu government vehicles were halted at the Hosur border bus stand.
- All city highways have been blocked while schools and colleges remaining closed.