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, 23:17 PM

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

12 September 2016, 22:47 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, 22:00 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, 21:14 PM

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

12 September 2016, 21:02 PM

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

12 September 2016, 20:59 PM

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

12 September 2016, 20:57 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, 20:22 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, 20:21 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, 19:39 PM

Also Read WhatsApp messages escalated tensions, says Karnataka DGP

12 September 2016, 19:01 PM

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

12 September 2016, 18:51 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.