Cauvery water dispute LIVE: Section 144 imposed in Bengaluru after violent protests; govt appeals for calm

Meanwhile, the apex court modified its September 5 order, asking Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 20

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2016 7:04 pm
cauvery, cauvery issue, cauvery row, cauvery water dispute, bangalore, cauvery water, karnataka, bengaluru, mysuru, karnataka news, indian express An activist jumps over a burning tire and an effigy of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state Jayaram Jayalalitha during a protest against a recent Supreme Court order on a river water sharing dispute. (PTI Photo)

Violence hit Bengaluru on Monday as locals protested the Supreme Court order to release 15000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Many vehicles were set ablaze by the pro-Kanada activists leading to the suspension of bus service to Tamil Nadu. Mysuru was most affected. Metro service in Bengaluru was also stopped following the violent protests.

Though the apex court, later in the day, modified its September 5 order and asked Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 20 to ameliorate the plight of farmers of the neighbouring state, the protests continued.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah condemned the violent protests in the state and appealed for peace. “For both states to live in peace such incidents should not occur,” said the chief minister.

Siddaramaiah said he would write to his Tamil Nadu counterpart Jayalalithaa to help cooperate in maintaining cordiality between the states, which are now locked in a bitter row. He said he would also speak to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, if necessary, on the incidents targeting Kannadigas.

Earlier in the day, suspected pro-Tamil protesters attacked and damaged a hotel run by a native of Karnataka in Chennai. The incident occurred during the wee hours when the group of protesters gathered at the hotel situated in Mylapore and damaged its window panes using iron rods and wooden logs, police said adding that no one was injured.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday evening called up Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and assured them all central assistance in handling the law and order situation in the two states which have been hit by violence over Cauvery water sharing dispute.

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One civilian dead, one injured in firing by police near Hegganahalli area

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Jayalalithaa writes to Siddaramaiah requesting to ensure safety and security of Tamilians residing in Karnataka

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Kerala has decided to cancel temporarily the bus services from and to Bengaluru. This step has caused concern to Malayalees who want to reach home to celebrate Onam on Wednesday.

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Tomorrow at 11:30 am, Karnataka CM has called emergency Cabinet meet to discuss Cauvery issue: Karnataka HM G Parameshwara

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200 protesters who were involved in such acts in the state, have been detained: Parameshwara

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Section 144 CrPC has also been imposed in Pandavapura area: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara

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As a preventive measure, Section 144 CrPC imposed in Bengaluru City from 5 PM, today: Bengaluru Police

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Stones pelted at lorries bearing Tamil Nadu registration number near Hubli Bypass. No injuries reported.

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We urge to all Bengalurians to not pay heed to rumours. Stay calm and do not panic: Bengaluru Police

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15,000 police men and officers have been deployed all over the city in wake of Cauvery Protests: Bengaluru Police

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Police deployed in Tamil populated areas like Indira Nagar, KR Nagar, Prakash Nagar, Frazer Town.

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Karnataka Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav, CWC Member Masood Hasan, Secretary Water Resources, Shashi Shekar, CWC Member Narendra Kumar, Pawan Kumar , TN Chief Secretary Rammohan Rao and TN PWD Secretary S K Prabhakar during the Cauvery Supervisory Committee meeting at the Water Resources Ministry in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

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After fresh protests, we have completely shut down Metro services till further orders: Vasant Rao,BMRCL

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Stones pelted at a Karnataka Bank branch in Chennai’s Anna Nagar

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Govt is strong enough to control any protest, affected people will express their feelings with agitation: HD Devegowda

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Following fresh protests, maximum schools in Bengaluru shut down early

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The Cauvery Supervisory Committee, headed by Union Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar, chairing a meeting to decide on the quantum of water to be released to Tamil Nadu and other states after September 20.

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We have intensified security and stepped up vigil in Bengaluru to ensure peace and maintain law and order. Additional police forces have been deployed in localities where pre-dominantly Tamils live, for their protection: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwar

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144 Section Prohibitory Order has not been ordered to any area of Bengaluru city: Police

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All Kannada people in Tamil Nadu are living safely; there’s no issue at all: AIADMK leader CR Saraswathi

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