Karnataka on pause as pro-Kannada organizations call for state-wide shut down

Gulbarga, Hubli (Karnataka) [India], Sept. 9 : Pro-Kannada organizations on Friday called for a shutdown in Karnataka over the Cauvery water dispute.

Meanwhile, protestors continued to take to the streets, venting their ire against the Supreme Court's decision ordering the state to release the water to Tamil Nadu.

"We are protesting for the last 40, 50 years for the farmers. We will continue our protest if this is not stopped. Whatever Fali Sam Nariman is doing is doing, is in favour of Jayalalithaa that is why we have given a condition to the state government to suspend Nariman," said a protestor.

Protests continued in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mandya yesterday and the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway was blocked by agitators in different places.

The public transport will operate depending on the prevailing situation. There is no taxi and auto rickshaw services from Bengaluru airport and railway station as cab and auto owners and drivers have supported the bundh.

Elaborate security arrangements are being made planned to avert untoward incidents..

Source: ANI