Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt had criticised the Supreme Court verdict over Cauvery issue and stated that it is unscientific.
In a press release, Swamiji has stated that the outburst of anger among the people of Karnataka is natural as they were put in a condition even to worry about drinking water availability and water for their first crop while Tamil Nadu is asking water for the third crop. This is a threat to the fundamental principles and also unscientific.
Further he said that registering their voice through protest is a fundamental right of every citizen within the confines of Indian Constitution. This is a welcome move from the people of Karnataka and as Kannadigas we all should extend our support. Bandh is a way to express ourselves but it should not turn violent. He advised the agitators to be peaceful and should not disturb any life or cause destruction.