On 9th, Bengaluru will witness 4th bandh this year, this time for Cauvery

On 9th, Bengaluru will witness 4th bandh this year, this time for Cauvery

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-09-06 18:49 Bengaluru: Barely a month after the bandh called in state over Mahadayi issue, Karnataka is all set to witness one more bandh on September 9 after the Supreme Court directed the state to provide 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to the neighboring state Tamil Nadu. The directions also added that Karnataka should adopt a 'live and let live' policy and live peacefully with its neighbor.Several Pro- Kannada organizations led by 'Kannada Okkoota' have called for bandh for which the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangh have also extended their support. Like every time, the Karnataka film chamber have also extended their support for the cause by suspending the schedules of movie shoot and also shutting down the theaters across the state. .Addressing the media, Vatal Nagaraj, President, Kannada Chalvali Vatal Paksha said: “The Supreme Court has given a blind verdict and if necessary let the judge come and inspect the water level in the KRS dam. It is true that this time the pro-Kannada organizations are calling for bandh for the fourth time, but it is necessary. We don’t have water for our own farmers and in such a situation. How can we share water with Tamil Nadu?”That apart, the pro-Kannada organisations also staged a protest in front of residence of M B Patil, State Minister for water resources. Police took the protesters into custody and are guarding Patil's house.Theatres have stopped screening Tamil films, including ‘Kidaari’ in the city.  The number of buses plying from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu has come down drastically, for fear of vandalizing by protesters.