The Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu on the orders of the Supreme Court has led to massive eruption of violence on the streets of Bengaluru and Mysuru. Shops and vehicles of Tamil Nadu are being attacked and set on fire. Karnataka has stopped bus services to Tamil Nadu and police jeeps were positioned along the border to warn vehicles against entering that state. Schools and colleges have also been shut in Bengaluru and metro services have been stopped as a precaution.
In retaliation a hotel owned by a Karnataka company in Chennai has been vandalized by a fringe group. The attackers broke into the New Woodlands hotel early Monday morning and broke its glasses and window panes.