Cry for Cauvery: Curfew imposed in 17 police limits, but buses, Metro resume services

Cry for Cauvery: Curfew imposed in 17 police limits, but buses, Metro resume services

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-09-13 12:29 Bengaluru: On Day two, the state government has managed to quell the situation that has arisen out of Cauvery row by imposing curfew in 17 police station limits. Besides, the police and armed forces are keeping a strict vigil to prevent any untoward incidents. Even the pro-Kannada organisations have assured to maintain peace, it is learnt. It is learnt that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will visit riot-hit places after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.Following this, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation,  and Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation have resumed their operations around 11 am on Tuesday.  KSRTC buses Chikkaballapura district, Tumkuru, Ramanagar, Kolar, Hassan, Mandya, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru were plying from early morning itself. "However, the number of buses will be increased depending upon the situation,” said Ramalinga Reddy, Transport Minister.Vatal Nagraj who is spearheading the Cauvery agitation has appealed to the people not take law into their hands. Addressing a gathering here he said vandalism is not the solution to Cauvery row. However, pro-Kannada organisations will continue their agitation against the Supreme Court order peacefully.Defending the flash protest by Kannada organisations, Praveen Shetty of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike said violent protests were a knee-jerk reaction after Kannadigas were targetted in Tamil Nadu. “The TN government should understand that over 70 lakh Tamils live in Karnataka," he said.Since it was Eid, the police had made elaborate arrangements to help Muslims to offer prayers. Not a single incident of vandalism was reported. Maqsood Imran, the head priest of Karnataka Sunni Muslim Community urged the community members to join the protest over Cauvery row.Meanwhile, the district administration has announced Rs five lakh compensation to the family of Umesh who died in police firing on Monday. Also, Home minister G Parameshwar has said the government would provide Rs 10 lakh compensation to the victim's family.