New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments to maintain peace, harmony, order and respect and dignity of the law, in the wake of unrest over sharing of the Cauvery river waters.
When there is a court order, it has to be complied with. There should be no violence when there is a court order, said the SC.
Underlining that people cannot take law onto themselves, the apex court said that aggrieved parties can take legal recourse.
Amidst tight security, police today foiled attempted rail blockades across southern Karnataka by angry mobs protesting against the state releasing the Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.
In a related development, state Home Minister G Parameshwara said the situation was under control and peaceful across Bengaluru and normality prevailed.