Day-long shutdown in Karnataka to protest Cauvery water release

cauvery-protest-karnataka-p Pro Kannada organization activists carry the posters of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on donkeys in protest against the Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery water, in Bengaluru on Thursday | PTI

Day-long protest in Karnataka to protest Cauveri water release

Karnataka is facing massive shut down as the state protests the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu following a Supreme Court order.

Organisations representing farmers, traders and businesses are leading the day-long protest. Around 500 pro-Kannada organisations are taking part in the protest.

Forces have been deployed across the state in order to step up security. Public transport will be part of the shut down but government offices will remain open. Other services like banks, shops, markets, malls, hotels, eateries and restaurants will remain closed. Milk and medicine which fall under essential supplies have been exempted from shutdown. Government schools and college will remain shut. Bengaluru Metro serivce will not ply.

Karnataka has been ordered to release 15,000 cusecs of water daily from Wednesday for 10 days across the river basin by the apex court. Massive protests and widespread agitation has been going on in the Mysuru region by farmers and traders.

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