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Karnataka bandh: Ramya dragged into controversy over Cauvery

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Bengaluru, Sept 9: A shutdown was called in the whole state of Karnataka against Cauvery river water issue. The call for shutdown was called by pro-Kannada outfits.

[Photos: Karnataka Bandh]

Get all the live updates on the Karnataka bandh here:


6.28 pm: Karnataka bandh called by pro-Kannada activists and farmers' association was total in many parts of the state, while stray incidents of arson and violence reported from protesting pockets.

In Bengaluru protested pelted stones at some upscale shops and vandalised vehicles. Some overenthusiastic activists gheraoed some IT companies in Bengaluru. In other parts of state too stray isolated incidents of arson and violence reported. The state is slowly coming back to normal after 6 am.

6.19 pm: While protests over Cauvery was brewing, actor-cum-politician Ramya has been dragged into controversy over her series of tweets accusing her of questioning the intent of farmer's agitation.

However Ramya speaking to OneIndia clarified that "a news media aired views which I have never made in my twitter handle. All tweets are in public domain."

After her visit to Mandya, she just reported in twitter, current condition of farmers those who were on the field and busy at sowing paddy. "I just said farmers are sowing paddy after state released water to canals after I spoke to Siddaramaiah. No were in my series of tweets, I spoke against Karnataka bandh or farmers' stir," she told.

4.40 pm: Miscreants vandalise an auto-rickshaw in Mahalakshmi layout, assault driver.

4.12 pm: Another farmer suicide bid foiled after he made attempts consume poison in Mandya.

4.07 pm: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy condemns lathi charge by police on agitating farmers, holds state government responsible.

3.39 pm: A member of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike stabs self, hospitalised in Bengaluru.

2.30 pm: Farmer, Ramegowda attempts suicide plunging into the river near KRS in Mandya.

1.50 pm: CM Siddaramaiah writes to PM Narendra Modi, seeks immediate intervention on Cauvery water dispute.

1.40 pm: Car bearing Tamil Nadu registration vandalised at Jayanagar 3rd block in Bengaluru.

1.32 pm: Police resort to lathi-charge on protesting farmers at KRS gate in Mandya to stop them from entering the reservoir.

1.09 pm: Cauvery panel to meet on September 12.

1.08 pm: Pro-Kannada activists taking out protest rally from Town Hall to Freedom Park.

12.03 pm: Sandalwood stars addressing protest meet at film chamber.


11.22 am: Protesters attack a biker at CBI road in Bengaluru.

Cauvery protest

11.13 am: Kannada Federation President Vatal Nagaraj hits out at Kiran Kiran Mazumdar and flaks her statements on bandh.


10.56 am: Miscreants pelt stone at Malabar Gold Palace outlet in Jayanagar 3rd block.

10.38 am: Sanadlwood stars holding protest meet in front of Film Chamber.

9.54 am: Taxi association members hold protest at Town Hall.

9.47 am: Protesters descending at Freedom Park in Bengaluru, to hold massive protest meet.

9.43 am: A delegation from Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce meets Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala.

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Also read: [Karnataka bandh: Roads deserted, establishments shut]

Also read: [Karnataka bandh: Essential services to be hit badly on Sept 9]

9.30 am: Karnataka's needs must be addressed first from Cauvery and hope both state Govts can resolve this long dispute amicably, says Kiran Mazumdar.

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9.28 am: Former Prime Minister and JD (S) supremo H D Devegowda to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the evening and will discuss Cauvery issue.

Also read: [Karnataka Bandh: Stay indoors, advise police; normal life will be badly hit]

9.18 am: Members of Karnataka Rakshanana Vedike Gherao Manyata Tech Park near Hebbal. Employees of the company were working during the bandh day.

9.02 am: Entrepreneur, Kiran Mazumdar mocks Karnataka bandh says Bengaluru should be remaned as Bandaluru.

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Also read: [Behind Karnataka's Anger: Rainfall Deficits In 90% Of State]

9.00 am: In city's central bus stand, Majestic - members of Auto-Rickshaw Association beat a cab driver who was plying in the area.

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8.50 am: Police seize Tamil Nadu private bus at Majestic in Bengaluru.

8.40 am: Protestors pelt stones at 3 trucks bearing Tamil Nadu registration in Bellary, informed SP Chetan to OneIndia.

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8.15 am: Mandya (Karnataka): Pro Kannada organizations call a shut down over Cauvery river water issue.

The call for a shutdwon was called after the Karnataka government decided to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in accordance to an order by the Supreme Court.

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