Cauvery: Agitators vent ire against state, Central govts

Peoples voice: Postcard campaign against CRA organised

Protests continued on Monday also slamming the decision of Cauvery River Authority (CRA) directing the state to release water to Tamil Nadu. Members of Kannada Kriya Samithi organised a postcard campaign opposite the Law Courts opposing the CRA’s move.

Demanding that release of water be stopped, members of the samithi wrote postcards addressed to chairman of CRA Manmohan Singh.

Organisations including Vishnuvardhan Geleyara Balaga, Gujarat Samaja, Sahara Welfare Trust, Akhila Karnataka Sriramulu Abhimanigala Sangha and Vishwamanava Vidyarthi Vedike participated in the protests.

Protestors under the banner of Gujarat Samaja took out a mammoth rally, urging the government to stop release of water. Members of Vishnuvardhan Geleyara Balaga staged a protest opposite Gandhi Square demanding CRA to revoke the decision. They said that decision to release 9,000 cusecs of water would leave farmers distressed.

Pourakarmikas agitated against the CRA decision and took out a rally in prominent roads of the city beginning from Tataiah Park to the office of the deputy commissioner.

Sahara Welfare Trust organised a bike rally from Rajeevnagar to the office of the deputy commissioner in support of the Cauvery agitation. Shouting slogans against the Tamil Nadu and Central governments, the protestors submitted a memorandum at the DC’s office.

Vishwamanava Vidyarthi Vedike comprising hundreds of students from Maharani’s Women’s Arts, Commerce and Science College took out a huge rally in the city on Monday.

Boycotting classes, the students shouted slogans against the Central government. They took out a rally from the college premises passing through JLB road, Ramaswamy Circle and culminating at office of deputy commissioner.

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