The agitation against release of waterfrom river Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, began today with farmers and Kannadaorganizations protesting against the Supreme Court order to release6000 cusecs of water and constitute the Cauvery Management Board within three days.
The Mandya District Administration clamped prohibitory ordersunder section 144 of CrPC in five taluks, expect in K R Pet andNagamangla, from midnight of October 1 to 3 as a precautionary measure tomaintain law and order.
The security forces will continue to be alert in all the four Cauvery basinreservoirs also.
Kannada organizations leaders staged protest in sajya circle insugar town by blocking the Bangaluru-Mysuru state highway and theyalso served the drop waters to people on the street showing thatthere was no water for drinking water in Cauvery basin reservoirs.
However, after intervention of police the road block was cleared.
Cauvery Hitha Rakshna Samithi President G Made Gowda, reacting tothe latest Apex Court order, said "where is the water to release.The State Government and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should stick totheir earlier decision not to release water and be ready to face any consequences."
He said that they have been opposing the constitution of theCauvery Management Board which is against the interests of the State faremrs. The government should file petition again in the ApexCourt opposing for the constitution of Board by the Union government.
In Srirangptna, farmers led by leader Nanjunde Gowda locked thePost Office and BSNL office opposing the latest apex court order.
In Mysuru, members of various Kannada oranisations stagedprotest across the city.
Speaking to newsmen Karnataka Sugar cane Growers AssociationPresident Kurabur Shantakumar said that the apex court order is adeath knell for farmers of the State.
The Association not only opposing the release of water but alsooutright rejecting the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board. The government should take serious steps on this issue, he added.UNI BSP MSP CS 1916
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