Karnataka Senapade members stage protest

Apr 13, 2018

Mysuru: Condemning the attack on the driver and conductor of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in Tamil Nadu, members of the Karnataka Senapade staged a protest near the Mysuru Law Court on Thursday.
Citing the longstanding dispute over the sharing of the Cauvery’s waters between the two states, the protesters said, “Tamil Nadu has been troubling Karnataka over this issue, and this has to stop.”
Charging Tamil cinema icons Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan for using the highly sensitive issue to further their political ambitions, the protesters said, “They want the Cauvery Water Management Board to be formed for the benefit of their political careers.”

The agitators sought a ban on the screening of films of the two stars.

The protesters mooted the idea of a national water policy as an alternative to the board. “Formation of the board will put Karnataka in a disadvantageous position. Instead, a national water policy that encourages water distribution based on availability of water in dams should be framed,” they said.

The protesters raised slogans against the Tamil Nadu government, and the film industry.