SC order on Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu leads to violence

September 6, 2016 6:22 pm
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Following a Supreme Court order on the release of Cauvery river water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu a large-scale protest has broken out on the highway connecting Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. . Protesters have burnt tyres and blocked a major highway in Karnataka. Karnataka State Road Transport has pulled off 700 buses from the road. The shutdown has been called in Mandya in southern Karnataka – the volatile heartland of the Cauvery basin – by farmers who are protesting the Supreme Court order in which the court had ordered Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs every day to Tamil Nadu for 10 days.

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