Cauvery row: Plea in SC seeks to maintain law and order in TN, Karnataka

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New Delhi, Sept 14: A petition seeking the intervention of the Supreme Court to improve law and order situation in both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu has been filed.

The petitioner says that in the aftermath of the Cauvery Waters interim order both states have witnessed violence and the situation is likely to worsen if the court does not intervene. The court has agreed to hear the petition on Thursday, filed by an activist from Kanyakumari.

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The petitioner while pointing to the rail rokho call given by activists in Karnataka also says that urgent intervention is required. The situation is already volatile and hence the court must step in and issue directions to ensure that law and order is maintained.

Further the petitioner also sought the court's direction to both states to act against all those people who have indulged in violence. The court will hear the petition on Thursday.

Violence was been reported from both the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka since the interim verdict on Cauvery was passed.

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Karnataka in particular witnessed severe violence on Monday and protestors indulged in arson which caused the state's exchequer a loss of nearly Rs 25,000 crores. Section 144 of the CrPC continues to be imposed in Bengaluru for the third day on Wednesday.

Curfew which was imposed on Monday evening in 16 police station limits also continues to remain enforced.

Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah has assured that he would deal with such violent protests with an iron hand. While stating that he would abide by the Supreme Court's verdict with a heavy heart, he also assured that violence would be completely curtailed.

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