The agitation over the release of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu continued here on Friday.

The Deputy Commissioner’s office remained the last point for all organisations that took out protests. The agitations resulted in roadblocks and traffic diversions.

Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad staged a demonstration outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner shouting slogans against the release of water from the KRS.

Members of various Muslim organisations gathered at the Milad Bagh Park to vent their ire over the directive of Cauvery River Authority to the State government to release 9,000 cusecs of water from its reservoirs to Tamil Nadu till October 15.

BEML agitation

Water release could not happen at the cost of farmers in the State, they said. BEML workers marched from the Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple to the Deputy Commissioner’s office to protest against water release.

Protesting under the banner of BEML Kannada Sangha and BEML Karmikara Sangha, they demanded that the government stop the release of water.

A few pro-Kannada associations too organised demonstrations outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

Farmers protest

Chamarajanagar correspondent reports:

Members of the district unit of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene took out a procession here on Friday, urging the government to stop the release of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu.

The farmers submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. They raised slogans against the State, and Tamil Nadu and Union governments for “sacrificing” the interests of farmers of Karnataka.

They called upon MPs from State and MLAs to fight against the injustice done to Karnataka.

In another protest, pro-Kannada organisations staged a dharna at Bhuvaneshwari Circle.

Auto drivers from Chamarajanagar took out a rally from the Travellers’ Bungalow to the district office complex, urging the government to stop the release of water to Tamil Nadu.



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