Cauvery dispute: Let’s not play politics over a basic need, say Twitterati

Following the incidences of violence, Section 144 has been imposed in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2016 7:10 pm
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The Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu has led to violent clashes in both the states. On Monday, the Supreme Court modified its earlier order and directed Karnataka government to release 12,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu instead of 15,000 cusecs but till September 20.

Following the incidences of violence, Section 144 has been imposed in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Chief Minister Siddharamaiah among other leaders urged people to maintain peace.

However, the ongoing dispute has become a problem for locals from both the states living in the other. On Sunday, a group of youth beat up 22-year-old engineering student in Karnataka for allegedly posting derogatory remarks about Kannada film stars on social media.

There were reports of a bus being attacked in Tamil Nadu and the driver threatened by a mob for ferrying Kannadiga people to the state.

Here is how people on Twitter are reacting to this:

Bus services to Tamil Nadu have also been suspended for time being. Further details are awaited