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:
Areas under curfew are-
- Rajgopal Nagar
- Magadi Road
- RR Nagara
- KP Agrahara
- Chandra layout
- Mahalaxshmi layout
- RMC Yard
- Nandini Layout and
Violence is not a solution to any problem. We have to maintain peace and tranquillity in the society: Karnataka CM pic.twitter.com/JzznVWgthe— ANI (@ANI_news) September 13, 2016
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.
I need media's cooperation in bringing the situation to normal. Please join hands with the govt: CM Siddaramaiah. pic.twitter.com/ZjDsXNYrAW— ANI (@ANI_news) September 13, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Our airport taxis KSTDC, Mega Cabs & Meru Cabs are operating at the moment. Currently bus services to & from the airport have been affected.
Our airport taxis KSTDC, Mega Cabs & Meru Cabs are operating at the moment. Currently bus services to & from the airport have been affected.— BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) September 13, 2016
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.