Bengaluru is on the boil as the hooligans took over and the violence in the IT city saw fear and fire in the face of aftermath of Cauvery Water issue taking a new shape. In the wake of agitation and atrocities committed on public property SC relaxes order but refuses stay. Rejecting Karnataka Government’s plea to keep its September 5 order in abeyance was overruled. As both the states are having a say over the water for irrigation purpose, the position is a ticklish one all the way. It all started with agitation and it has now become violent and taking a destructive way. Over 30 Tamil Nadu luxury buses were set on fire and in the midst of mayhem both the Chief Ministers exchange letters and try their best to control the situation. The Supreme Court ordered Karnataka government to release 12000 cusecs of Cauvery water relaxing the earlier order for 15000 cusecs. In all, the matter is heating up acts of vandalism and Bengaluru is burning. In the melee one person is dead in police firing on protesters and made the matter more violent. IT city fights fear and fire all the way.
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