Pro-Kannada organisations continue protest over release of Cauvery water to TN

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MANDYA: Pro-Kannada organisations in Karnataka’s Mandya continued their protest on Wednesday, demanding the government to stop releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

The protestors held a rolling protest at Sanjay Circle where visuals showed the protestors lying and rolling on the street.

Pro-Kannada organisations had earlier staged a protest by standing in the Cauvery water near Srirangapatna, Mandya on Monday.

The protestors were demanding to stop the Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu after the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) passed an interim order asking Karnataka to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu daily for the next 15 days.

Earlier on Thursday, the Cauvery Water Management Authority filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court stating that a meeting was held and after that, Karnataka fulfilled the directions of CWMA by releasing a total of 1,49,898 cusec of water at Biligundulu from August 12 to August 26.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had said that it doesn’t possess any expertise on this issue and sought a report from the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) on the quantum of release made by Karnataka.

The matter has been a controversial issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for decades and they have been locked in battle over the sharing of water from the Cauvery river, which is a major source of irrigation and drinking water for millions of people in the region. The Centre formed the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) on June 2, 1990, to adjudicate disputes between Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry with respect to the water-sharing capacities. (ANI)

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