BANGALORE: As Bangalore erupted in angry protests over a new Supreme Court order in the Cauvery water dispute on Monday, schools, colleges and also offices closed early in the IT city and people hurried home.
The Supreme Court said today that Karnataka will now need to release less water of the river cauvery each day for Tamil Nadu, but for a longer period. Karnataka, which says it barely has water for its own drinking and irrigation needs, had hoped for relief, instead of being asked to give more.
The protests were instant and massive. One person died and another received injuries after police opened fire upon protesters in Bangalore’s Rajgopalnagar area. Curfew was imposed in seven police station limits in the city and police has banned large gatherings of people.
Vehicles from Tamil Nadu were set on fire, their windscreens were smashed. Lorries were burnt and an Innova car was overturned and burnt. On the outskirts of Bangalore, on Mysore Road, protesters set over 20 buses with Tamil Nadu registration plates on fire.
Protesters rode around on bikes draped in the yellow and red colors of Karnataka. “We will give our blood but not Cauvery water,” they chanted.
GOVERNMENT CONCERN ON THIS RIOT”s SITUATION ;
Considering the seriousness of the situation in Karnataka, the Kerala government has decided to temporarily cancel the services of the state-run Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, according to a report in the Indian Express.
“The primary concern of the government is the safety of our passengers. We are aware that many Keralites in the neighbouring states want to reach their home state to celebrate Onam. We are keenly monitoring the developments in both the states and the moment there is any relaxation in the present tension, we will take steps to resume the service,” he said. He said “there is risk to continue service when the tension prevails,” Kerala Transport Minister A K Saseendran.
The Railways has introduced two special trains to Kerala from the Metro City.
the railways monday night announced that two special trains will leave from Bangalore to Kerela on Tuesday. The first train will leave at 11:15 am train will up to Thiruvananthapuram, Manorama. It is an unreserved train.
Those who wont go kannur side can take the from shoranur and take will take them toward kannur,
Second train will leave bangalore for kannur at 6:50 pm in the evening.
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