Protests in Karnataka over sharing Cauvery waters with Tamil Nadu: As it happened on Monday

Violence broke out in some other parts of Karnataka amid the raging Cauvery water sharing row.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 00:15

Bengaluru: Widespread violence broke out in southern Karnataka on Monday over the apex court order to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, with angry Kannadiga protesters torching over 30 buses of a Tamil-owned bus depot in Bengaluru.

Parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry too saw protests by fringe outfits, with some commercial and government establishments of Karnataka coming under attack, in an apparent retaliation of happenings in Karnataka.

In view of the deteriorating situation, the Centre rushed 10 companies (about 1,000 personnel) of the special anti-riot paramilitary force RAF to Karnataka.

12 September 2016, 23:19 PM

20 paramilitary forces deployed. 10 have come, 10 yet to arrive. Situation is tense but in control: IGP, Bengaluru.

12 September 2016, 23:17 PM

Curfew imposed in 7 police limits of Bengaluru. Curfew imposed in Rajgopal Nagar, Kamakshipalya,Vijaynagar, Byatarayanpura, Kengeri, Magadi Road and Rajajinagar, says Umesh Kumar, IGP. 

12 September 2016, 22:36 PM

"I am concerned that the situation in Karnataka is serious with several instances of mob violence targeting Tamil speaking persons and their properties. I request you to take immediate and effective action to provide all necessary protection and security to ensure that no harm is caused to the person and property of Tamil speaking people in Karnataka," Jayalalithaa in her letter to Siddaramaiah.

12 September 2016, 22:00 PM

One civilian dead, one injured in firing by police near Hegganahalli area in Bengaluru.

12 September 2016, 21:14 PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa writes to CM of Karnataka, asks to protect Tamilians in Karnataka.

12 September 2016, 21:02 PM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Karnataka CM and Tamil Nadu CM over phone to enquire about the situation.

12 September 2016, 20:59 PM

CRPF, RPF, CISF deployed along with Bengaluru police and home guards and KSRP platoons, says Bengaluru Police.


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The Centre today rushed ten companies comprising 1,000 personnel of the special anti-riot paramilitary force RAF to Karnataka to tackle the violent situation arising out of the raging Cauvery water sharing dispute.

Officials said the personnel have been sent to the violence-prone areas of Karnataka and if need arises, some of the contingents will also be deployed in Tamil Nadu.

12 September 2016, 20:31 PM

56 vehicles which were parked in the depot are now gutted in fire, says Ansar, KPN bus depot manager.

12 September 2016, 20:22 PM

Mysuru city cops impose ban orders till September 14, as per reports.

12 September 2016, 20:22 PM

The Cauvery Supervisory Committee today failed to arrive at a decision on quantum of water to be released to Tamil Nadu and other states and decided to meet again on September 19.

Union Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar, who chaired the meeting, said the Committee could not arrive at a decision for the want of "adequate" information, as per PTI.

He said the states concerned could not produce adequate information relating to withdrawal of water, its utilisation, allegations of withdrawal when it was not permitted, variation in rainfall and its impact on the actual run-off over a period spanning 29 years.

12 September 2016, 20:19 PM

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12 September 2016, 19:38 PM

Photo of buses set on fire by protesters in Bengaluru's KPN bus depot (Courtesy - ANI): 

12 September 2016, 19:01 PM

More than 20 buses set on fire by protesters in Bengaluru's KPN bus depot.

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Karnataka CM calls emergency Cabinet meet to discuss Cauvery issue tomorrow.

12 September 2016, 18:33 PM

We have got support from Centre. 10 companies of CRPF and RAF have been sent. We have also requested for 10 more companies: Karnataka HM.

12 September 2016, 18:32 PM

Karnataka HM Parameshwara requests pro-Kannada activists and farmers associations to maintain peace, says "we will fight it legally".

12 September 2016, 18:32 PM

CRPF, RPF, CISF deployed. Apart from this, 20,000 home guards and 185 KSRP platoons have also been deployed: Karnataka HM.

12 September 2016, 18:31 PM

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12 September 2016, 18:29 PM

200 protesters who were involved in such acts in the state, have been detained: Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara.

12 September 2016, 18:29 PM

Cauvery Supervisory Committee meeting postponed for September 19.

12 September 2016, 18:26 PM

People of Karnataka never expected such a verdict from SC. We thought SC will send a team to see situations of reservoirs, collect data and then come to a conclusion, but nothing as such happened. It's normal for people in this situation to get excited, but I request people of Karnataka that they should maintain peace, law and order: Union Minister Sadananda Gowda.

12 September 2016, 18:26 PM

Voicing concern over "incidents of violence" against Kannada speaking people, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today asked his Tamil Nadu counterpart Jayalalithaa to ensure their safety and protection while assuring her that interests of Tamils in the state would be safeguarded.

"While we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure maintenance of law and order in our State, I would urge you to direct authorities in Tamil Nadu to ensure that? perpetrators of violence are immediately brought to book," Siddaramaiah said in his letter, released to the media.

"Further, you may also like to advice your authorities? to ensure adequate safety and protection for Kannada speaking people in the State of Tamil Nadu," he said.

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Elaborate security arrangements are in place in the city with 15,000 policemen being deployed.

12 September 2016, 18:12 PM

Trucks with Tamil Nadu registration numbers were either stoned or set on fire in Bengaluru, Mandya, Mysuru, Chitradurga and Dharwad districts.

At least six Tamil Nadu trucks were set on fire or stoned and a Chennai-based mobile shop and two hotels were attacked in Bengaluru, police said, as activists of different pro-Kannada outfits took to the streets.

12 September 2016, 18:11 PM

Violence in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu flared up on Monday shortly after the Supreme Court, modifying its September 5 order, asked Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu till September 20.

In its September five order, the apex court had directed release of 15,000 cusecs for 10 days to ameliorate the plight of farmers of the neighbouring state, which had triggered strong protests from farmers and pro-Kannada outfits with Karnataka observing a bandh against it on September nine.