'Karnataka Bandh' affects normal life
The dawn-to-dusk 'Karnataka bandh' called by Kannada outfits to protest the release of Cauvery water into Tamil Nadu on Saturday disrupted normal life in the city.
AS PER reports, the bandh evoked good response, affecting normal life in Bangalore, and Cauvery basin districts of Mandya, Mysore, Hassan and Chamarajanagar.
There were widespread reports of demonstrations against the Supreme Court verdict challenging the release of water to Tamil Nadu. Student groups led by pro Kannada activists held many demonstrations. They also burned the effigy of Jayalalitha, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
Mysore-Bangalore highway had to be closed due to 30 demonstrations held over the last 24 hours. Trains were also stopped over the last week several times by the demonstrators.
The central study team will investigate the water levels and provide a report to the Supreme Court in a week’s time. Security has been tightened at the famous Krishnaraja Sagar Dam to ensure no untoward incident occurs. Peaceful protests were also held over the last week by various organizations.