Debjit Mukherjee: Karnataka in turmoil over Cauvery water distribution. A 12-hour bandh – from 6 am to 6 pm – was called for on Tuesday by farmers’ organization Karnataka Jala Sangrakshan Samiti and several pro-Kannada groups. Common people of Bengaluru are under pressure due to it. The ban was fully supported by local transport companies and most educational institutions.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayanand said that no permission has been given for the bandh and Section 144 will be imposed in the city from midnight. Although Section 144 is going on all over Bengaluru at the moment.
It is to be noted that even on September 29, social activist Bhatal Nagraj has called for the entire Karnataka bandh.