Furious farmers have called for a Mandya bandh on September 23 after the Supreme Court directed that five thousand cusecs of Cauvery water should be released to Tamil Nadu every day for the next 15 days.
In the wake of the Supreme directive, protests have intensified in many parts of the state, including the capital Bangalore, and farmers protested by blocking the highway in Mandya’s Sanjay circle.
As a result of the farmers protesting on the Bengaluru-Mysore highway, there was a traffic jam.
Meanwhile, the Mandya District Farmers’ Welfare Committee, which has defied the order of the Supreme Court, has called for a Mandya District Bandh on September 23.
In the wake of the bandh call, a meeting has also been called on September 22 with the leaders of all political parties, office bearers of farmers’ organizations, and social activists to discuss the outlines of the bandh.
The Supreme Court’s order to release 5000 cusecs of water from KRS to Tamil Nadu has caused outrage among the farmers. The farmers have expressed outrage that the legal experts of the state government have failed to adequately present their arguments in the Supreme Court and are venting their anger against the government.