Karnataka government failed to prevent violence against Tamils: BJP

V Saminathan said that Karnataka government "has acted in such a manner as to dislocate the implementation of the court order".

By: PTI | Puducherry | Published:September 13, 2016 4:24 pm
Angry mob attacked several vehicles over Cauvery water issue at Old Madras road, Bengaluru. Express photo by Nirmal Harindran, 12th September, 2016, Bengaluru. Angry mob attacked several vehicles over Cauvery water issue at Old Madras road, Bengaluru. Express photo by Nirmal Harindran, 12th September, 2016, Bengaluru.

BJP on Tuesday charged the Congress government in Karnataka with having failed to prevent violence against Tamils on Cauvery water row.

President of the party’s local unit V Saminathan said in a release Puducherry that the Karnataka government, instead of obeying the Supreme court`s directive to release the specified quantity of water Tamilnadu “has acted in such a manner as to dislocate the implementation of the court order”.

He said the BJP condemns the violence against Tamils and damage to their properties in that state

Saminathan demanded that the Karnataka government take stern steps against those who had resorted to violence.

He said people from different states have been living cordially with the locals in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Hence Karnataka government should take steps to ensure that people from other states lived in peace there, he said.

Saminathan said the supreme Court order directive was only after studying the full facts of the issue.