Series of protest and agitation intensified across the state after Supreme Court directed Karnataka on Tuesday evening to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water every day to Tamil Nadu till September 27.
Within a few minutes of judgment declared by Supreme Court to release 6000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and to constitute a Cauvery management board, chain of protest were staged in Mysuru and Mandya districts.
Members of State Sugarcane Growers Association staged protest in front of Mysuru Law court and expressed the court decision as a ‘Wrong’ verdict. Speaking to media persons, President of Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers Association Kurubur Shanthakumar said, “Supreme court has over ruled the objection rose by the Karantaka State over the Cauvery dispute and has directed a wrong verdict. The recent judgment shows that the verdicts are all have been favorable to a particular state and are not a good sign. It’s high time to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and all other politicians to come in forefront and declare that we are not ready to release any more water to Tamil Nadu.”
“All the MP’s of Karnataka must come forward and resign from their positions so that pressurising the concerned authorities to understand the situation faced by Farmers and public,” he added. Later members of the association and members of pro Kannada organizations protested by mocking a suicide attempt near the Gandhi statue in front of Law court.
In Mandya, members of the Kasturi Kannada Sangha protested against the Supreme Court verdict by donating blood and urged the district administration to submit their blood before releasing the Cauvery water. Various Pro-Kannada activists’ stage protest near the Sanjaya circle.
Following the Supreme Court verdict, Mandya MP Puttaraju and MLC Appajigowda has announced their resignation and said that they would hand over their resignation letter to the authorities by next two days.
However, prohibitory orders which were imposed in various parts of Mysuru, Mandya, Bengaluru and other places were continued and precautionary measures have been taken to avert possible violence. Security beefed up all across the state and over 26 companies of central forces including 3 companies of BSF, 15,000 policemen, 30 platoons of CAR police are additionally deployed.
Chief Minister Siddarmaiah is in constant touch with Congress high command and legal experts to take further steps regarding the issue. He has called for a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.