Some vent ire; few change plans

Cauvery stops flowing; protests continue unabated

Even as the State stopped release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from its State reservoirs on Monday, protests against the order of prime minister headed Cauvery River Authority (CRA) continued unabated in the city on Tuesday.

According to police sources, Mysore and Chamarajanagar Zilla Arya Edigara Mahila Sangha staged a silent protest demonstration in front of the office of deputy commissioner, and former vice-chancellor De Jaware Gowda-led intellectuals staged a sit-in in front of Visvesvaraya’s bust on the premises of The Institution of Engineers, Mysore chapter on JLB road.

Another group of Kannada activists led by Shivashankar protested in front of Command Area Development Authority (CADA) office near Palace.

Two among the protesters dressed as demons holding the portraits of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa portrayed the two VIPs as evils in the issue. Shockingly, in the name of stir, the duo also slashed the neck of a hen.

Specially-abled people under the banner of Mysore District Specially-abled Welfare Association demonstrated in front of Mahatma Gandhiji’s statue at Gandhi Square. Police said, some among the organisations that had secured permissions to protest on Tuesday and other days in the week, as is the procedure, resorted to call it off following the media reports over stopping of water released to Tamil Nadu.

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