Protests continue in Bengaluru

Protests continue in Bengaluru

Protests continue in Bengaluru

Members of pro-Kannada organisations staged protests in Bengaluru for the second consecutive day on Wednesday against the Supreme Court direction to the state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists took out a procession from Mysore Bank circle to Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station (city railway station). While they tried to enter the station premises, the police and Railway Protection Force personnel stopped them. This led to an argument between the police and the protesters. Around  25 activists were detained and later released.

However, around 3 pm, around 35 KRV activists came in small groups and managed to enter platform-1. They climbed over the Brindavan Express train and raised slogans. The police detained the protesters who refused to leave the place.

Members of Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha gathered at Mysore Bank circle and burnt an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. They appealed to the people to support the Karnataka bandh call given by various pro-Kannada organisations on Friday to protest the apex court order. Traffic was disrupted for sometime on Sheshadri Road when Janata Dal (S) workers blocked the flyover at the Anand Rao circle.

In view of the ongoing protests, the police have provided additional security to the residence of Water Resources Minister M B Patil in the city. Meanwhile, Rapid Action Force along with the local police personnel on Wednesday carried out flag march in sensitive areas of the city.
 

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