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.
SC order on Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu leads to violence
Newzstreet TV September 6, 2016 6:22 pm