Cauvery: Students, advocates, activists protest in Mysore

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Mysore, Oct 6: College students, advocates and members of several organisations took the road on Friday to protest the decision of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) to release water to Tamil Nadu. The agitators also accused the Centre of being partial towards Tamil Nadu.

Students of Mallamma Marimallappa Arts and Commerce College, Sadvidya College, Marimallappa Pre-University College, and Banumaiah College led by Vishwamanava Vidyarthi-Yuva Vedike demonstrated in front of the deputy commissioner's (DC) office.

They took out a rally from Hardwick College and reached the DC's office via a number of institutions. They criticised the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in their protest rally.

Students of Devaraja Government Pre-University College also took out a rally under the banner of Akhila Karnataka Vidyarthi Parishat that concluded at the DC's office.

The lawyers boycotted court proceedings and took out a bike rally to KRS Dam while members of Akhila Karnataka Vishwakarma Mahasabha and Mysore-Chamarajanagar Jilla Arya Edigara Sangha participated in a rally that started from the Gandhi statue in front of the Court Complex and concluded at the DC's office and submitted a referendum.

Mysore Kannada Vedike demanded a ban on Tamil chennals, both entertainment and news, in karnataka. It also sought the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. President of the body Balakrishnan, Suresh Babu and others were also present on the occasion.

Supporters of Janata Dal (Secular) walked till Chamundeshwari temple atop Chamundi Hills an dperformed a special puja. Bharathiya Samskruthika Vikasa Vedike members took out a silent procession from Basaveshwara statue in Agrahar that concluded at the DC office. Among those present were: president Tagadur Gowri Shankar, Ilaialvar Swamiji, Sanjeev Kumar, Geetha Ganesh and Raghuram of Akhila Karnataka Brahmana Mahasabha.

Bahujana Vidyarthi Sangha (BVS) demanded the resignation of Union ministers and Mps from Karnataka and appealed to the central expert panel to submit an objective report free of any pressure.

Karnataka Rajya Kannada Sene also took out a rally from a temple on the premises of Mysore Palace that continued upto the DC's office. BEML Workers' Union in Mysore also protested in front of the DC's house.

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