Bengaluru Bandh Highlights: Bengaluru bandh was called by various organisations protesting against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. The Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti, an umbrella outfit of farmers’ associations and other organisations led by farmer leader Kuruburu Shanthakumar had given the call for today's Bengaluru bandh. Opposition Parties including the BJP and AAP has supported the bandh today. The Bengaluru police are on high alert and taking all adequate security steps to avoid any untoward incident. Transport services are likely to hit today as the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Staff and Workers Federation and the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation have extended their support to the ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ call. Section 144 has been imposed in the city. The Bengaluru police reiterated that no bandh, protests, processions will be allowed as per Supreme Court or Karnataka High Court instructions. All schools and colleges will be closed in Bengaluru today. Meanwhile, Another bandh on September 29 was announced on Monday, under the banner Kannada Okkuta led by Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj.
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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets protesting farmers
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah met the farmers who are protesting near Mandya nd discussed the issue of Cauvery water.
Siddaramaiah said, “On the way from Mysore to Chamarajanagar, she discussed the issue of Cauvery water with the protesting farmers group at Mandya and promised to protect the interest of the country."
Pro-Kannada activists call strike successful
'Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti' leader Shanthakumar claimed the bandh was successful. The samiti set a 3-day deadline for the government to announce its decision, failing which it will intensify protests.
City police had taken all adequate security measures to respond to any violent situations that may happen during the protests.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayananda said prohibitory orders under section 144 will be in place across the city from midnight on Monday to midnight on Tuesday.
We are receiving water from Karnataka steadily: TN minister
Tamil Nadu is continuing to receive water from Karnataka and as of today, the state has received 7,000 cusecs of water, state Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan said on Tuesday. Initially, Karnataka provided 2,500 cusecs of water per day and the quantum was increased to 3,000 cusecs per day.
Supreme Court verdict should be binding, says Tamil Nadu
Amid mounting pressure on the Karnataka government against releasing Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, the latter on Tuesday said the Supreme Court's verdict should be binding, notwithstanding such agitations.
Despite protests in Karnataka capital Bengaluru, the state government was releasing water to its neighbour, TN Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan said.
On the protests in the neighbouring state, the Minister said the Supreme Court’s verdict should be binding.
Karnataka expresses satisfaction over Cauvery regulation body rejecting TN's request
Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) rejecting Tamil Nadu's request for 12,000 cusecs and recommending that Karnataka release 3,000 cusecs of water to the neighbouring state till October 15. The CWRC's recommendation came on the day of the Bengaluru bandh called by farmers and pro-Kannada organisations and backed by the BJP and JD(S), over the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
'DMK forcing Karnataka govt to release water,' says Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday claimed the Karnataka government released Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu after succumbing to the pressure from the ruling DMK and the INDIA bloc.
He alleged the Siddaramaiah government released the water as the Congress was aware that it could not survive without the MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu.
Speaking to reporters here, Chandrasekhar said the BJP would not allow the political pressure to which the "Congress has succumbed" to affect the people of Karnataka and will put up a strong fight.
Bangalore University postpones its annual convocation
The Bangalore University has announced that the annual convocation event which was scheduled on Friday is postponed due to state wide bandh. Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a Karnataka bandh on Friday as a mark of protest against the Cauvery issue and BU said that a new date will be announced soon.
‘Stop doing politics on Cauvery,’ Tejasvi Surya slams Karnataka CM
Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya has attacked Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah for asking PM Modi to intervene into the Cauvery issue and solve it.
In an X post, Tejavsi Surya said, “CM Siddaramiah must stop politicking with an issue as serious as Kaveri. After failing to protect the interests of the State in almost 10 consecutive hearings before CWMA and suffering multiple adverse orders, CM is trying to change goalposts and play politics."
Farmers give memorandum to Karnataka govt at Freedom Park
Karnataka transport minister Ramalinga Reddy met protesters at Freedom Park and received a memorandum from them. "I have received the memorandum on behalf of the government. I will bring them to the notice of the chief minister," he said. The five-point memorandum includes demands that water is not released from Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, an election commission-like body be put together to assess things during distress years, Mekedatu project be implemented, and cases against farmers and pro-Kannada activists be withdrawn, he said.
KWCC president Shanthakumar detained at Mysire Bank circle
Amid the protest across Bengaluru on Cauvery issue, a huge rally took place from Bengaluru's Mysuru bank circle. Karnataka Water Conservation Committee president Kurubur Shanthakumar was detained from Mysore Bank Circle and was released at Freedom Park.
Roughly 200 protesters were detained by the Bengaluru on Tuesday across the city.
Dead rat found in breakfast served to cops amid strike
In a shocking incident, a dead rat was found in the breakfast served to police assigned on security duty in Bengaluru amid bandh and protests called by farmers over the Cauvery water dispute in the state capital, said officials. (ANI)
Karnataka is recommended to release 3000 cusecs at Biligundlu starting 28 Sept, says CWRC
Karnataka is recommended to release 3000 cusecs at Biligundlu starting from 28th September up to 15th October, says the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC), reported news agency ANI.
Members of Cauvery Urimai Meetpu Kulu staged a 'rail roko' protest in Thanjavur
What did Karnataka govt state 87th meeting of CWRC today?
In the 87th Meeting of Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) today, Karnataka stated it is not in a position to release any water from its reservoirs or contribute any flows from its reservoirs to the flows to be maintained at the interstate border Biligundlu. While Tamil Nadu in its opening remarks in the meeting has urged CWRS to release 12,500 cusecs.
Members of an organisation in TN stage protest by performing last rites of Karnataka CM
A video posted by news agency PTI, shows Members of Desiya Thenninthiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam (National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturist Association) staged a protest under the leadership of state president of the association Ayyakannu in Trichy by performing last rites of Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, condemning the state government for not releasing enough water from Cauvery.
Yediyurappa to join protest at Mysore bank circle
Senior BJP leader Yediyurappa also indicated he will join the protest at the Mysore bank circle, HT has stated.
Karnataka Dy CM DK Shivakumar on Cauvery Water issue 2 states
While speaking to news agency ANI, Karnataka Dy CM DK Shivakumar said, "The Cauvery Water Management Committee meeting is going on and the people of Tamil Nadu have demanded 12,500 cusecs of water. At present, we are in a situation where we cannot even release 5,000 cusecs of water. We will not release that much water because we don't have"
Watch: Different organisations stage protests at Bengaluru's Freedom Park
Farmers in TN's Thanjavur hold 'Rail Roko' protest over Cauvery water sharing issue
‘Any bandh can be called, we have no objection to it’ Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Bengaluru bandh
On 'Bengaluru bandh', Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah says, "Any bandh can be called, we have no objection to that. Though there is SC verdict, but we won't disturb them, let them call the bandh."
‘Karnataka govt released Cauvery water under pressure of DMK.. cannot survive…’ Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said that the Siddaramaiah govt in Karnataka released water without consulting any party. It did not have any all-party consultation. He added that they did not even consult the farmers and released water under the pressure of DMK. While speaking to ANI, he said, “As you know, Congress cannot survive without the DMK in Tamil Nadu, and Congress has succumbed to the pressures of the DMK and the INDI-UPA Coalition. The BJP in Karnataka has made it very clear that we will stand firm on the rights of our farmers, the rights of our citizens of Karnataka, and we will not allow any coalition politics or any politics to come in the way of the interest of the people of Karnataka"
Who is participating in Bengaluru bandh today?
Most of the organisations who were initially supporting farmers' protests today have withdrawn their support, indicating they will likely participate in Friday’s statewide bandh.
Karnataka BJP has extended its support for farmers. "Today our state party chief and BS Yediyurappa declared support. We will support it and with it, we'll also protest in front of the Gandhi statue," Karnataka BJP leader CT Ravi said.
Ola-Uber Drivers' Association said they would extend full support for the 29 September Karnataka bandh called by pro-Kannada organisations but will not support Tuesday's bandh (26 Sept).
The Hotel Owners' Association too has decided to withdraw support for the bandh today, citing confusion, and said all hotels and restaurants will be open. However, associations and unions operating autos and taxis have extended their complete support for today's bandh call, and KSRTC Staff and Workers’ Federation had asked Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) staff not to bring out any buses from depots from dawn to dusk (6 am to 6 pm).
Farmers in Tamil Nadu hold dead rats in mouth in protest against Karnataka govt; demand release of Cauvery water to TN
Farmers in Trichy engaged in an unexpected way as a token of protest against Karnataka and the central government demanding Cauvery water release from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. Farmers held rats in their mouth to mark their protest over the ongoing dispute with Karnataka.
National South Indian River Interlinking Farmers' Association Tamil Nadu unit president Ayyakannu is leading the protest in Trichy.
The protestors demanded the sharing of Cauvery water to save the standing ‘kuruvai’ crop cultivation in TN.
Watch. Farmers take out bike rally in Mandya
Farmers organisations take out bike rally in Malavalli town of Karnataka's Mandya as part of the 'bandh' called by them over the Cauvery water dispute.
Farmers stage half-naked protest amid Bengaluru bandh over Cauvery water row
Farmers in Bengaluru staged half-naked protest on Tuesday amid the ongoing Cauvery water-sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The protest comes as farmers called for a bandh in Bengaluru against the order by Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to release 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile, Bengaluru police said that only Freedom Park has been given permission to protest. "Farmers' association members were detained at Mysore Bank Circle in Bengaluru after they staged a protest here," Bengaluru police said.
Malls, shops, establishments stay closed today
Some malls in the city have decided to remain shut. Many shops and establishments were also seen not functioning as usual in the morning hours, PTI has reported
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: Farmer tries to kill self during strike: Report
A farmer in Bengaluru tried to kill himself during a strike called by farmer bodies today, TOI has reported. As per the report, The police present there foiled his suicide.
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: People are struggling due to strike in Karnataka
Passenger travelling from Hosur, in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu to Bengaluru in Karnataka said, People are struggling due to strike in Karnataka. Several IT industries are there, so all the people who are workers there are facing problems,"
Watch: Visuals of 'Bengaluru bandh' called by various organisations
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: AAP accuses Karnataka govt of betraying people by denying permission for Bengaluru bandh
Karnataka unit of Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the Congress-led state government of betraying the people of the state by denying permission for the Bengaluru bandh called on September 26 by farmers' groups and several Pro-Kannada organisations.
The bandh was called to protest the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Bengaluru Police officials said that the bandh in the city would not be allowed and this has been communicated to the organisers.
"The state government has betrayed the people of the state by denying permission for the Bengaluru bandh at the last minute. It is sad that the government has denied permission to fight for our people's drinking water and life," Jagadish V Sadam, AAP state media convenor
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: Deputy CM cancels schedule for today amid bandh in the city
As per Mirrow Now report, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar has cancelled his programs today amid Bengaluru bandh today.
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: Former CM Kumaraswamy slams Congress govt in Karnataka; demands release of protestors detained during bandh
In a post on X, The former CM wrote, "Is this a question? On the one hand, those who marched for goat crossing have arrested farmers and activists who were fighting for Cauver in the streets today. Arresting militants overnight INC Karnataka is the height of government mischief. Is there one justice for Congressmen and another justice for Kannadigas in Karnataka?
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: Bandh in Bengaluru against Cauvery water release to TN affects normal life
The Bengaluru bandh called by farmers and Kannada organisations on Tuesday and backed by the BJP and JD(S) in protest against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu evoked partial response, with most of the public services functioning normally, but fewer people venturing out.
'Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti,' an umbrella outfit of farmers' associations and other organisations led by farmer leader Kuruburu Shanthakumar, has given the call for today's dawn-to-dusk (6 am to 6 pm) Bengaluru shutdown.
Shanthakumar and other leaders of the 'Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti were detained by the police at the Mysuru Bank circle, as they were trying to hold a protest march towards Town Hall.
Several activists of Kannada organisations were also whisked away by the police at Town Hall, as they gathered there to stage a protest. Farmers' leaders and Kannada activists hit out at the government for allegedly using police force to curtail the protests and bandh. Farmers and pro-Kannada organisations are likely to stage a protest at the Freedom Park, which is a designated place for such demonstrations.
Bengaluru bandh over Cauvery row: ‘Adequate bandobast made’, says police
Police in Bengaluru Tuesday said they have made adequate bandobast and no protest or procession will be allowed amid a call for Bandh by farmer outfits to protest against an order by Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to release 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.
"..We have made adequate bandobast...as per the order of the commissioner, no protest or procession is allowed...traffic is normal," Deputy Commisisoner of Police (central) Bengaluru Shekar T Tekkannavar told ANI.
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: Security personnel deployed at Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border. Watch
Security personnel have been deployed at Krishnagiri district along Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border. Bus services from Tamil Nadu towards Karnataka have been affected following a 'bandh'
BMTC buses to remain operational, auto drivers on strike
Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: All routes of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be operational as usual on Tuesday in view of the bandh called by farmer bodies to protest against an order by Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to release 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.
The announcement was made by BMTC on X (formerly Twitter).
Visuals showed buses with few passengers onboard leaving from the Majestic BMTC Bus stop in the city.
Manju, a bus conductor, told ANI, "As bandh has been called, no commuters are seen at Kempegowda bus stop, which is usually one of the busiest bus stops in the state."
Watch: Bus services from Tamil Nadu towards Karnataka disrupted
Bus services from Tamil Nadu towards Karnataka are disrupted amid a 'bandh' called in Bengaluru regarding the Cauvery water issue. Several buses from Tamil Nadu are being stopped at Zuzuvadi in Krishnagiri district of the state.
Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Restaurants in Bengaluru to remain closed today
Restaurants will remain closed in the city, President Bangalore Hoteliers Association PC Rao said, adding, "It's our duty; we are also supporting the Karnataka bandh called tomorrow (by pro-Kannada organisations), as we have not gotten justice for several years".
Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Ola, Uber to ply as usual
Cabs will be plying as usual in the city. Ola Uber Drivers and Owners Association president Tanveer Pasha said that Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Ola, and Uber services will be as usual, as preorted by ANI
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike stage protest over the Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu
The farmers, various pro-Kannada organisations are protesting against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu , the Cauvery heartland. The protests have been happening for the past few days and intensified on Saturday when ‘Mandya Bandh’ was observed. Last week, the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) had directed Karnataka to continue releasing 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for another 15 days, after the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) made such a recommendation last week. The Supreme Court too refused to interfere with orders of the CWMA and CWRC, following which protests erupted in different parts of the state. Karnataka has been maintaining that it is not in a position to release water, taking into account its own requirement for drinking water and irrigation of standing crops in the Cauvery basin areas, as there has been water scarcity due to deficit monsoon rains
Watch: Farmers in Karnataka's Bengaluru continue their protest over Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu
Farmers in Bengaluru city their protest over Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu.
What is the Cauvery Water Management Authority order?
The directive from the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) instructed Karnataka to extend the release of 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for an additional 15 days. The CWMA's directive mandated Karnataka to maintain the discharge of 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for an additional 15 days. However, officials have stated that there is an insufficient water supply available for this release.
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been in a longstanding dispute over the allocation of Cauvery river water dating back to the British colonial period. A resolution was reached in 1924 when the princely state of Mysore and the presidency of Madras agreed to a compromise. Read more here
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: No commuters one of the busiest bus stops in the state
Less number of passengers seen at Majestic Bus Station, Bengaluru because of the Bandh called by various organizations regarding the Cauvery water issue. Manju, a bus conductor at Majestic BMTC Bus stop in Bengaluru says "As bandh has been called, no commuters are seen in Kempegowda bus stop which is usually one of the busiest bus stops in the state."
Watch: Security forces deployed in Bengaluru's Whitefield area
The Bengaluru police are on high alert and taking all adequate security steps to avoid any untoward incident
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: Protests planned at Freedom Park today
Speaking on today's bandh, Kuruburu Shanthakumar farmer leader of Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti said, “We will come in a protest to Bengaluru's Freedom Park and stage a demonstration there with our demands. The state government, the chief minister, will have to receive our memorandum. If there is no proper response to our protest from the government, we will decide on our further course of action," as quoted by PTI. He has also called for a peaceful bandh and has also appealed to the police to take adequate measures to ensure there are no untoward incidents.
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: DCP central Bengaluru shares update on Bengaluru Bandh
While speaking to news agency ANI, DCP central Bengaluru Shekar T Tekkannavar said, "...We have made adequate bandobast...as per the order of the commissioner, no protest or procession is allowed...traffic is normal"
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: Google, Walmart ask Bengaluru staff to work at home amid state water dispute
Calls for protests over a longstanding river water sharing dispute between two south Indian states have forced global firms including Walmart and Alphabet's Google to ask employees in Bengaluru to work from home on Tuesday. Internal memos seen by Reuters showed multinational firms such as Google, Walmart, IBM and Accenture have advised employees to work from home and avoid any non-essential commuting during Tuesday's strike.
Bengaluru hosts more than 3,500 tech companies and some 79 "tech parks" - upmarket premises that house offices and entertainment areas catering to technology workers. Many companies have asked employees to return to office or adopted a hybrid working model after the pandemic shutdowns.
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: What will remain closed today?
-Schools, colleges to remain shut today.
-The Kannada film industry has shown solidarity with the bandh and movie theatres in the city are expected to remain closed.
-Airport taxi services are likely to be impacted.
-Restaurants in the city to remain closed today. President Bangalore Hoteliers Association PC Rao had said yesterday, "It's our duty; we are also supporting the Karnataka bandh called tomorrow (by pro-Kannada organisations), as we have not gotten justice for several years".
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: What will remain open today?
-Essential services such as hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies and government offices will remain open.
-According to BMTC, all routes of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation will be operational as usual.
-Airport taxi services are likely to be impacted, but Namma Metro services will continue to operate as usual by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).
-Ola, Uber to ply as usual
Bengaluru Bandh news LIVE Updates: After today, statewide bandh called on THIS date against Cauvery water release
Amid ongoing protests across Karnataka against releasing Cauvery river water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu, two bandhs have been called this week - one in Bengaluru today while a statewide bandh on Friday i.e. on 29 September.
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