Activists protested in Karnataka against SC direction to release Cauvery water


BENGALURU: Farmers and activists from ace Kannada outfits dissented in different parts of Karnataka on Monday against Supreme Court's order to the state government to discharge Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met a meeting of lawmaking body pioneers and MPs in Bengaluru to talk about the issue.

As ranchers and others hit the lanes challenging the top court mandate to discharge 15,000 cusecs of water for each day for next ten days to the neighboring state, the Cauvery Hitarakshana Samithi (Cauvery security advisory group) required a bandh today in Mandya, the hotbed of Cauvery legislative issues. Siddaramaiah, whose administration has been communicating its powerlessness to discharge water to Tamil Nadu refering to poor stockpiling, would hold a meeting with floor pioneers of all gatherings in the state assembly, MPs and area in control serves today night to take supply of the circumstance, an official discharge said this evening.

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"We have chosen to call for Mandya bandh tomorrow to challenge the court course to discharge cauvery water to Tamil Nadu when there is not really any water left next to us of the waterway," Samithi President and previous MP G Made Gowda told columnists at Mandya, somewhere in the range of 100 km from in Bengaluru.

Mr Gowda likewise asked the legislature to document a survey appeal in the top court. He said he had addressed state Water Resources Minister M B Patil over telephone and asked him to defend the enthusiasm of Karnataka agriculturists. The agriculturists' pioneer additionally cautioned the administration that it would confront a solid tumult if water was discharged to Tamil Nadu.

Dissents softened out up different parts of the state including Chamrajnagar, Mysuru and Hubballi with agriculturists and master Kannada activists exhibiting against the Supreme Court request and encouraging the Siddaramaiah government to ensure interests of Karnataka ranchers and not discharge water to Tamil Nadu. Police said models and notices of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa were smoldered in a few spots in these areas.

A gathering of agriculturists attempted to enter the KRS Reservoir in Mysuru dissenting the court bearing, yet police avoided them. 'Karnataka Okkuta', drove by Vatal Nagaraj, required a 'Karnataka bandh' on September 9. Laborers of the genius Kannada outfit held a dissent in Bengaluru, conveying activity to a stop in the heart of the city. "There is no water in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mandya and Chamrajnagar, and that is reality.

We have called for Karnataka Bandh on September 9 to challenge the foul play allotted to agriculturists here," Mr Nagaraj told columnists. Passing requests on an appeal by Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court noticed that harm would be brought on to samba crops in the neighboring state and guided Karnataka to discharge water.

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