In his letter, he expressed concern over the violent incidents that had been taken place against Kannada speaking people in Tamil Nadu since Saturday. He urged the authorities to take strict actions against the people involved in violent protests as these incidents can incite the people of Karnataka and can threaten the peace of this state as well.     

 

Road traffic between Bengaluru and Mysuru had seen regular disruptions and blockade following the September 5 Supreme Court's directive to Karnataka for release of water to Tamil Nadu. Most schools have also been closed early in the morning.


Intesifying the protest, some protestors and pro-Kannada outfits vandalised shops near bust stand where buses leave for Tamil Nadu. Protestors have also set ablaze vehicles in Bengaluru, pelted stones at Karnataka Bank's branch in Chennai's Anna Nagar. Sensing the tough situation, bus services have been suspended temporarily and metro services have been suspended till further orders a precautionary measures.

Security was tightened across Bengaluru to prevent attacks on people over the Cauvery river water controversy and for the Bakrid festival on Tuesday, said Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwar.

Earlier on Monday morning, The Supreme court modified its September 5 order, asking Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 20 from the earlier 15,000 cusecs a day to ameliorate the plight of farmers of the neighbouring state.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit, which sat on a holiday to consider the urgent plea of Karnataka, however, expressed deep anguish over the 'tone and tenor' of the fresh plea and said the law and order situation cannot be taken as a ground for non-compliance of the order of the court.

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During the hearing, the bench noted the stiff claim and counter-claims of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and said that it would apply the concept of fair compensation in the matter and fixed it for further hearing on September 20.

 

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