Cauvery Water Dispute / Karnataka police, school-college closed, Section 144 in Mandya due to Cauvery water dispute

Zoom News : Sep 29, 2023, 10:00 AM
Cauvery Water Dispute: Protests continue in Karnataka against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu. Amidst all this, Karnataka bandh has been called for Friday. At the same time, normal life may be affected due to the call of 'Karnataka Bandh' by pro-Kannada and farmers organizations. Earlier on Tuesday also Bengaluru was closed and protests took place there. DC Mandya Dr. Kumar said that in view of the bandh called by pro-Kannada organizations, farmer unions and many other organizations over the Cauvery water issue, Section 144 has been imposed in Mandya district of Karnataka and schools and colleges will remain closed.

Many organizations called for a strike

In fact, Kannada Okkuta, the apex organization of Kannada and farmer organizations including Karnataka Raksha Vedike, Kannada Chalavali (Vatal Paksha), has called for a bandh in the entire state from morning to evening. Organizers of the bandh said that a massive procession will be taken out from Town Hall to Freedom Park in the city, in which people from all sections are likely to participate.

BJP supported

He said that a bandh has been called across Karnataka and they will also try to close highways, tolls, rail services and airports. At the same time, opposition parties Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (Secular) have also given their support to the bandh. Besides, associations of hotels, autorickshaw and car drivers have also supported the bandh. An official of Karnataka Pradesh Private Schools Association said that they are giving moral support to the bandh. Meanwhile, the state transport department has directed government transport corporations to continue their services.

Demonstration in Mandya on Thursday

Some activists demonstrated on Thursday in Mandya, the Kaveri basin district, against the transfer of Kaveri water to Tamil Nadu. They have been protesting for the last 15 days. He alleged that the state government has adopted a soft attitude towards Tamil Nadu and is not paying proper attention to the matter.