The Supreme Court had said that Karnataka Assembly’s unanimous decision to use water only for state’s drinking purpose does not amount to contempt of court nor does it comes in the way of implementing its verdict.
So, now Karnataka has to carefully word their decision on the issue. It is set to have a serious discussion on the legalities of the issue with the advocates representing the state in the Supreme Court.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will collect information from Advocate General Madhusudhan Naik and other lawyers, before taking part in the Cabinet meeting.
Section 144 till September 30 in Bengaluru
The Karnataka government has imposed section 144 in Bengaluru to avert any repeat of the violence seen during the last SC verdict. As the government will announce its decision in Cauvery issue today, the prohibitory orders will continue till midnight September 30.
Accordingly, 16,000 police personnel from Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) battalions have been deployed in Bengaluru.
Tight security has been arranged at Satellite Bus Stop, Vijayanagar, Laggere, Hegganahalli and Rajagopala Nagar.
Mandya farmers warn protests
Madegowda, President of Cauvery Hitarakshana Vedike, representing the farmers of Mandya, has warned of intensifying protests in the district if Karnataka decides to release water to Tamil Nadu.
He has threatened to snatch keys from KRS officers to barge into the dam.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:37 PM