Bangalore Tamil Sangam extends support to State government

Members of the Bangalore Tamil Sangam on Wednesday lent their support to the ongoing agitation against release of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu by organising a demonstration in front of Town Hall.

The members of the sangam extended support to the decisions taken by the State government on the Cauvery issue. President of the sangam G. Damodaran said they had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar seeking justice for the people of Karnataka.

The Town Hall also witnessed demonstrations by other organisations, including the Vishwa Vokkaligara Okkoota, the Bhuvaneshwari Vokkaligara Mahila Sangha, the Dalit Sangharsh Samiti, the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike and the Vishwa Vokkaligara Maha Vedike, among others.

Noted freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy, who also turned up for the demonstration, appealed to the gathering to protest peacefully. He hoped that a permanent solution would be found.

Seers of various maths participated in the protests.

Even the BJP

Meanwhile, members of the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party protested against the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) order near the Mysore Bank Circle. Police officials at the protest said that more than 75 members, including party MP P.C. Mohan, Ramachandra Gowda, D.S. Veerayya, M. Srinivas, Vijay Kumar, Nandish Reddy and Ashwath Narayan, protested at the circle.

Later, a delegation of the BJP proceeded to the Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum. The protest also caused some hiccups in the traffic which was brought under control soon.

About 250 advocates also took out a protest march from the City Civil Court to Raj Bhavan, but they were stopped from reaching their destination.

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