Bengaluru, Sept. 19: Mandya Deputy Commissioner M.N. Ajay Nagabhushan has declared that schools and colleges in the district will remain shut on Tuesday (September 20) as a precautionary measure after the Cauvery Supervisory Committee (CSC) on Monday directed Karnataka to release more water to Tamil Nadu -- 3,000 cusecs a day for 10 more days.
Protests erupted in Mandya soon after the CSC decision became public. The agitators blocked the Mysuru-Bengaluru road causing traffic disruption for several minutes before police stepped in and cleared the road.
In Bengaluru, Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj and his fellow protesters were detained on Monday afternoon while they were protesting in Attibele on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border. The police may keep Nagaraj in detention on Tuesday too to thwart any plans to call for protests and violence on the streets of IT city.
The Karnataka Unaided Schools Management Association (KUSMA) said the association has not issued any directive to schools on whether to function on Tuesday or not. "The decision to declare holiday is left to the individual schools," a KUSMA official said.
Bengaluru City Police have tweeted saying there will be no bandh on Tuesday and has advised people not to go by rumours.