Cauvery row: Protests continue unabated

Cauvery Kriya Samithi, activists led by Pa Mallesh, protested in front of the residences of Members of Parliament from Mysuru-Kodagu, Pratap Simha and Chamarajanagar Dhruva Narayan. They urged the MPs to resign to support the protest against the verdict and put pressure on the central government. “MPs being have miserably failed to grab the attention of the central government. They should resign and extend their support to the activists,” urged Cauvery Kriya Samithi.

The students of Manasagangotri, UoM, boycotted classes and staged protest near the centenary clock tower of the university. Students participated in the protest in large numbers to oppose the Supreme Court verdict. Students urged the MPs of Karnataka to submit resignation as a mark of protest and urge the PM Narendra Modi to interfere in the dispute to get justice for Karnataka. They urged the state government to release compensation to the farmers of Karnataka who lost their crops due to water scarcity. Parivarthana team staged a street play to represent the plight of Karnataka.

Lawyers of the Mysuru district court boycotted the court session to mark their protest against the Supreme Court verdict. They staged protest for justice for state.

Mysuru District Journalists Association staged protest against the Cauvery verdict led by president of the Association K Deepak and secretary Lokesh Babu by holding a rally from Press club to DC Office, on Wednesday.

They handed over an open letter to the DC stating that the decision of  the Supreme Court regarding the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu is injustice to Karnataka. “Kannada reformers, socialists, writers and pro-Kannada organisations should oppose the decision and show unity at this crucial time. Political leaders have to keep aside their biased attitude towards the parties and should come together to get justice to the state.” They also called upon the media to act sensibly and stop showing violent protests and highlight peaceful protests staged across the state.

Karnataka Sena Pade staged a protest in front of the DC Office and handed over a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the DC. “The verdict of the Supreme Court to release 6000 cusec water to Tamil Nadu is injustice to the state. Apart from Cauvery issue, the verdict of Supreme Court regarding Krishna and Kalasa Banduri issue aree also against us. According to article 262, water disputes do not come under Supreme Court but why did the SC interfere in this issue?” they questioned.

Mysuru Kannada Vedike staged a protest in front of the DC Office. President of the forum, Balaraju, columnist Bannur K Raju and members of the forum took part. Addressing the gathering, Bannur Raju said: “The whole state is burning due to Cauvery issue. But without any concern, the state government and the district administration is busy preparing for a grand Dasara. It is a waste of money. Last year, due to farmers’ suicide and drought, we celebrated a low-key Dasara. This year’s situation is worse than previous year. But the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is behaving irresponsibly.” He opined that it would be better if Dasara and jumboo savari are restricted only to palace.CauveryR

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