BENGALURU: Violence erupted in the southern part of Karnataka on Monday after the Supreme Court ordered the state government to release 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu +. At least half a dozen vehicles bearing registration numbers of Tamil Nadu have been torched in Bangalore Mysuru.
Although no casualties have been reported, tension prevailed in the Bangalore-led mobs Mysuru road with trucks and cars Tamil Nadu +. Traffic on the road also came to a standstill as farmers’ organizations and Kannada activists staged rasta-Roko agitations.
According to police sources, a family traveling in a multi-utility vehicle pulled in Mysuru and his vehicle was torched. In Bangalore, a truck was torched at the Lumberyard, while the evildoers layout was in a stone-throwing spree in Yelahanka and Anekal.
The miscreants alleged that the Supreme Court’s directive to release 12 cusecs of water till September 20 would worsen the water crisis facing the state.
They also maintained that that the attack on vehicles was also a retaliation to the assault on tourists from Karnataka in the temple town of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu on Monday morning.
Namma Metro train services have been temporarily suspended in Bengaluru following few incidents of violence in the city.
In a recent tweet, UA Vasanth Rao, chief public relations officer, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has said, “Due to disturbance in the city due to Cauvery issue, train service has been temporarily suspended”.
Chief minister Siddaramaiah has appealed to the people not to provoke and get provoked by mischief-mongers.