Update: Sept. 12:
Section 144 imposed for three days till September 14, 2016.
Update: 5:19PM, Sept. 12:
The Bengaluru City Police imposed Section 144.
Violent protests broke out across Bengaluru on Monday after the Supreme Court modified its order from September 5 and asked the Karnataka government to release 12000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu. The latest ruling did not go down well with pro-Kannada activists, who torched vehicles, which resulted in police taking severe action to control the violence.
As per SC's ruling, the Karnataka government must release 12000 cusecs of water, reduced from 15000 cusecs as ordered by apex court last Monday, to its neighbouring state every day until September 20. It was earlier reported that due to the mounting unrest across Bengaluru and neighbouring cities, the police had imposed Section 144, which does not allow more than four people to assemble on the roads.
The Bengaluru City Police clarified in a tweet that it has not issued prohibitory orders in any part of the city. But the reports of escalating violence across most parts of Karnataka have got people worried for their safety. While these tensions are being exaggerated through social media, the police urged people from spreading rumours.
The official CM of Karnataka Twitter handle, in a series of tweets, has requested people not to support hate campaign and assured that Kannadigas in TN have been guaranteed of safety. People in both states are requested to maintain peace.
If you are worried about your safety, it is best to stay indoors or avoid affected areas. We have listed some parts of Bengaluru and surrounding cities where reports of violence have been recorded.
- Mysore road
- Timber layout
- Hosur road
- Silk board
- Electronic city
- HSR Layout
- NICE road
Places reported safe in Bengaluru
- RT Nagar
- Maruthi Sevanagar