Cauvery water row: Bengaluru-Mysuru highway blocked, protests intensify

September 7, 2016 12:04 IST 2 of 3
A day-long protest shutdown is being observed at Mandya town in Karnataka against releasing of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu on the Supreme Court's directive to the state government. The district authority was forced to declare holiday for schools and colleges in the town, about 100 km from here, due to protesters staging massive rallies and demonstrations, blocking vehicular traffic on the Bengaluru-Mysuru state highway.