Cauvery row: Private schools declare holiday on Wednesday (14 Sept)

Bengaluru, Sept 13: Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah appeals for peace: "I appeal for peace and if people continue to create problems, stern action will be taken."Protests continued at Mandya.

Here are all the live updates for the day:

Also read: Cauvery row: Curfew imposed in several areas of Bengaluru

Areas under curfew in Bengaluru

Areas under curfew are-

  • Rajgopal Nagar
  • Kamakshipalya
  • Vijaynagar
  • Byatarayanpura
  • Kengeri
  • Magadi Road
  • Rajajinagar
  • RR Nagara
  • KP Agrahara
  • Chandra layout
  • Yeshwanathapura
  • Mahalaxshmi layout
  • Peenya
  • RMC Yard
  • Nandini Layout and
  • Jnanabharathi
7.27 pm: Private unaided schools declare holiday. Association says will cut short Dusshera vacations.
7.20 pm: #CauveryProtests Air India waives penalties of date change,cancellation & refund charges for travel from/to Bengaluru & Hubli airport for Sep 13
7.15 pm: #CauveryProtests VISTARA Airlines has waived off date and flight change fee to & from #Bengaluru for travel on 13th & 14th September.
5.15 pm: Government has declared no holiday for schools and colleges tomorrow. Private schools have been permitted to take their own call.
5.00 pm: Schools and colleges to function on Wednesday, officials say.
3.50 pm: Once again I appeal to all to please cooperate, says Siddaramaiah.
3.47 pm: We have full confidence in judiciary, says Siddaramaiah.
3.44 pm: Violence is not a solution to any problem. We have to maintain peace and tranquillity in the society: Siddaramaiah.

3.43 pm: Law and order does not restrict to Karnataka alone. Tamil Nadu too is concerned. I will request PM to convene a meeting of both CMs: Siddaramaiah.
3.42 pm: I&B Ministry issues advisory appealing media to exercise restraint while covering incidence of violence and rioting.
3.40 pm: I had written to the Prime Minister asking to meet him and asked him to intervene. Today I have sought an appointment with the Prime Minister. I was assured of an appointment: Siddaramaiah.
3.38 pm: Our legal team will continue with the legal battle. As per yesterdays order we are releasing 18,000 cusecs. As per first order we were releasing 1.50 lakh cusecs of water. After yesterdays order we are releasing 1.68 lakh cusecs of water. We have released water today: Siddaramaiah.
3.34 pm: I assure that people of Bengaluru, Mysuru and all other places in the Cauvery basin will get drinking water, Siddaramaiah added.
3.33 pm: The Tamil speaking people will be protected. We also appeal that the Kannadigas in Tamil Nadu are protected. I appeal to the TN government. It will help us all if television channels stop showing visuals that will incite violence. I also appreciate those in the media who are appealing for peace.

Bengaluru is an international city. This is brand Bengaluru, let us all protect it: Siddaramaiah.

3.31 pm: I need media's cooperation in bringing the situation to normal. Please join hands with the govt: CM Siddaramaiah.

3.28 pm: "Barring incidents last night, the state has remained peaceful. I assure the people who have come from outside the state that they and their properties will be protected," Siddaramaiah said.
3.27 pm: "Yesterday one person by the name Umesh was killed in police firing. I announce Rs 10 lakh compensation. I am not saying that is the value of his life. But his family is facing hardship.

I got a report on another person who died. Let me clarify he did not die in lathi charge or firing. He slipped and fell," Siddaramaiah said.

3.24 pm: "We have decided to take stern action to ensure law and order is abided, will deal with violence with an iron hand," says Karnataka CM.
3.20 pm: "We are bound by the Constitution. If we do not follow it does lead to a Constitutional crisis. We have decided to follow the order of the Supreme Court," Siddaramaiah said.
3.18 pm: "As per the September 5 order, 15,000 cusecs should be released. We have followed the order and released water.

We had sought modification of the September 5 order. We told the SC that we cannot release 15,000 cusecs of water. After yesterday's arguments SC said release 12,000 cusecs until September 20th.

This is a difficult order to follow" Siddaramaiah says.

3.12 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah addresses the media
2.40 pm: Cabinet meet on Cauvery issue concludes.
2.00 pm: Prohibitory orders will be in place till Wednesday night. A decision on whether to extend curfew tomorrow will be taken later today.
1.39 pm: Please send photos videos of yesterday incidents along with time, place to @btppubliceye. Action will be initiated as per law say Bengaluru police.
1.35 pm: Protests erupt outside the farmhouse of Selvi, the daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi near Ramnagar.
1.27 pm: Protestors set fire to the same bus they had burnt half yesterday at Timber Yard layour.
1.00 pm: Normal life hit due to protests over Cauvery Issue; security forces deployed at Hosur
12.40 pm: Security forces conduct combing operation in Hegganahalli area
12.25 pm: Some senior ministers at Cabinet meet feel must continue to pursue matter legally. Advocate General Madhusudhan R Naik suggests that let an application be filed in the Supreme Court by the farmers of Karnataka.
12.24 pm: Have called for a rail rokho programme on September 15 but no bandh tomorrow, says Vatal Nagaraj.
12.20 pm: "I am personally pained at the developments," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Violence cannot provide a solution to any problem. Solutions are to be found through restraint and mutual dialogue, says Modi.

This dispute can be solved only within legal ambit. Breaking the law is not an alternative, Modi adds.

12.13 pm: Agenda of Cabinet meet- Should we stop release of water or not? Meanwhile, Kannada activist, Vatal Nagraj has clarified that he has not called for a bandh tomorrow.

12.08 pm: Curfew has no impact in Hegganahalli. People continue to protest. 30 people have been arrested in Hegganahalli where the protests are the highest.

12.05 pm: The Bengaluru police say that the BMTC services will resume. Meanwhile, very little traffic movement is seen on MG and Brigade Road. Almost all establishments shut.
11.45 am: Hegganahalli, where a protestor who was shot down remains tense. Tyres were burnt. Effigies of Jayalalithaa too burnt.
11.37 am: Siddaramaiah will not resign says Congress. Congress contemplating legal recourse once again. To invite central government to find solution to Cauvery issue.

Karnataka government announces compensation of Rs 5 lakh for protestor who died in police firing on Monday.

11.34 am: I request people of Karnataka to please maintain peace in the state, don't take law in your hands: Karnataka home minister.

11.30 am: BMTC restricts operations, very few buses are plying on the roads. Buses have avoided plying on areas where curfew has been imposed.

Meanwhile, Metro rail suspended for the moment. Religious places except Eid congregations remain shut.

11:17 am: Security officials flag march in Mandya
11:04 am: Violence in K'taka & TN over Cauvery waters quite disturbing. This can't be justified on any ground: Venkaiah Naidu

10.50 am: Venkaiah Naidu briefs media over Cauvery Water issue, says "I appeal to both states to take necessary measures to stop violence."

10.45 am: Public are requested to use Karnataka Police Help Line 18004250100 or 155365 for any emergency/assistance/help

10.25 am: Mandya (Karnataka): Cauvery protests in many parts of Karnataka, security forces on high alert.

10.20 am: Bus services to Bengaluru International airport withdrawn

10.15 am: Tear gas shells fired at Vinayaknagar.

9.40 am: Karnataka may not abide by Supreme Court decision on Cauvery. Cabinet likely to decide today.

9.38 am: This is critical time, law and order needs to be maintained: TB Jayachandra, Karnataka Law Minister.

9.25 am: Situation is peaceful though out the City: Bengaluru Police

9.13 am: Around 270 Hoysala vehicles are deployed entire the city- Bengaluru Police.

9.00 am: Aftermath of pro-kannada activist protests in Bengaluru, charred debris of vehicles seen.

8.36 am: CRPC, RAF and CISF on the roads of Bengaluru to assist Bengaluru Police. City has been peaceful so far.

8.34 am: Bengaluru Police says emergency WhatsApp number to report problems is 9480801000.

8.00 am:  Crucial cabinet meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah. Siddaramaiah to also hold high level meeting at his residence along with other senior Congress leaders.

7.45 am: Very few vehicles were seen plying on the road. Several people made a rush early on Tuesday morning to stock up grocery and milk.

7.30 am: One person was killed and two others were injured in police firing on Monday night in Bengaluru where massive protests broke out over the Cauvery row.

SThe state buses of the Mandya division were not operational on Tuesday. Mysore division buses not operating on KRS and Srirangapatana routes. No buses to Tamil Nadu are operating from the Bengaluru, Kolar, Chamrajnagar and Mysuru rural division.

Owing to curfew in Byatrayanapura buses from the Satellite bus stand on Mysuru road not operating.

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