HASSAN: Traffic on the busy N.R. Circle in Hassan came to standstill as more than 150 maxi cabs took out a procession from the Exhibition Grounds for more than two hours. Movement of vehicles was disrupted as hundreds of vehicles were left stranded. This circle connects Mangalore, Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli and Belur/Halebid.
The Maxi Cab Owners' Association jointly with Karnataka Rakshana Vedike activists took out a protest rally against the Cauvery tribunal verdict.
They later presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner K.H. Aswathanarayana Gowda.
Ha. Ra. Nagaraj Abhimanigala Sangha, Yashaswini Mahila Tarabethi Samsthe and Akkana Balaga Mahila Samaj also took out procession.
In the memorandum presented to Deputy Commissioner K.H. Aswathanarayana Gowda they said the judgment was unscientific and if it was implemented in the present form would lead to crisis. They appealed to the Centre to intervene and convene a meeting of experts and farmers from both states to come to a conclusion.