Cauvery water row: Karnataka Bandh shuts down Bengaluru
September 9, 2016 13:13 IST
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Karnataka is protesting the state government's release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, based on a Supreme Court directive, with a shut down on Friday. The day-long protest is being spearheaded by as many as 500 pro-Kannada organisations, which represent sections including farmers, traders and businesses. Security has been stepped up and more forces have been deployed across the state.