Live updates on the Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi dispute

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27 January, 2018

Schools and colleges in the districts of Haveri, Yadgir, Kalaburagi and Chikkaballapura, however, remained open.

Kannada activists take out a protest rally during Karnataka Bandh in Bengaluru on Thursday.

"As directed by the government, a team of engineers is hereby constituted to constantly watch over and monitor periodically, any work, if carried out on the Mahadayi river or its tributaries in Maharashtra as well as Karnataka", the order said.

Vatal Nagaraj, who heads "Kannada Okoota", an umbrella organisation of Kannada bodies, visited different parts of the city on Thursday morning and claimed the bandh was "total" across the state and thanked public and organisations for cooperation. A procession is expected to be flagged off here and will end in Freedom Park which is two kilometres away.

"On account of the shutdown called by various organizations, as a precautionary measure, Wipro Limited has declared holiday for employees in Karnataka today. Business Continuity Plans have been invoked to avoid disruption to mission critical project".

Attempts to amicably solve the issue pending before the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal through discussion have failed so far, leading to Karnataka seeking the Prime Minister's intervention. Institutes in Ramnagara district will also remain closed during the day. Since 2001, Karnataka has been asking Goa to release 7.6 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water.

"In Tamil Nadu, when it comes to bandh calls over the issue of Cauvery, we always saw political parties stand united".

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The outfits are demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervenes in the dispute between Goa and Karnataka.

People in Karnataka are preparing for the bandh called on 25 January by pro-Kannada groups and farmers to demand a solution to the Mahadayi water sharing dispute.

Speaking at the Parivartana Yatra rally in the city on Thursday, he said the Congress government was "corrupt at all levels", the Assembly elections due in April/May will witness reinstalling of BJP government in this southern state.

The day passed off peacefully in Bengaluru barring two incidents of violence.

This has led to a pitched political battle in the state, with the Congress accusing the BJP of not doing enough to ensure water for those living in these drought prone regions. Yeddyurappa alleged that Siddaramaiah was indulging in this kind of act purposefully with an intention that Shah's programme should not succeed.

Bengaluru, Mysuru and Malaprabha Command Area's districts like Belagavi, Gadag, Dharwad and Bagalkot bore the maximum brunt. But the BJP and the Prime Minister are committed to passing this bill to do justice to Muslim sisters and mothers, he said.


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