Tuesday, February 06, 2007

City Tense...

City today witnessing bit of unrest and remains tense over y'days 'Cauvery Tribunal' verdict awaited for 16 or more years... large scale protests are being palnned all over the state...more facts..

Y'day, A cautious Bangalore packed up early for the day as the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal gave its verdict. Fearing a repeat of the ‘91 violence, schools, offices and business establishments closed down early.


Anonymous Tue Feb 06, 01:08:00 PM GMT+5:30  

There is no cable TV service in Banaswadi and surroundings from today morning. The reason: Protest today in Bangalore. Cable services were disrupted from R T Nagar office, says my cablewallah. I have to hang my head in shame. The kind of democracy we are all going to...it is ridiculous!

R.A. Levin Tue Feb 06, 03:40:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Was any consideration given over the timing of the verdict? It seems counterproductive and insensitive at the very least, given the continuing uneasiness in Bangalore and now the rest of Karnataka is bracing itself for the worst.
Stay safe, everyone.

Anonymous Wed Feb 07, 04:35:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Great commentery. I didn't know about the decision. Water rights are a hot topic in some quarters here too -- but the article you linked to describes something on a much larger scale. I hope your city stays calm and eventually is able to relax without violence.

Louise Starkey Wed Feb 07, 02:25:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Wow- this is really interesting. Water rights is only an emerging issue here in New Zealand...Your post will make for a really great classroom discussion. I hope it all stays calm, and the decision is a fair one.

Unknown Thu Feb 08, 11:58:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks Folks..

The city is Peaceful, there are some small incidences of protests, road / rail blocks but are not that severe, perhaps this issues will keep sending such tremors in forthcoming weeks too...