Bengaluru, Sept. 12: Violent protests broke out across Bengaluru on Monday after the Supreme Court modified its order from September 5 and asked the Karnataka government to release 12000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu. The latest ruling did not go down well with pro-Kannada activists, who torched vehicles, which resulted in police taking severe action to control the violence.
As per SC’s ruling, the Karnataka government must release 12000 cusecs of water, reduced from 15000 cusecs as ordered by apex court last Monday, to its neighbouring state every day until September 20. It was earlier reported that due to the mounting unrest across Bengaluru and neighbouring cities, the police had imposed Section 144, which does not allow more than four people to assemble on the roads.
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu utilise the water of the Cauvery river flowing through the states for irrigation and drinking purposes. Both the states have been allotted particular portions of water to be used from the river. The current tussle is over disagreement on who will get how much water.
If you are worried about your safety, it is best to stay indoors or avoid affected areas. We have listed some parts of Bengaluru and surrounding cities where reports of violence have been recorded.
Note: This is a developing list...
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