Cauvery Violence: Helpline Numbers Issued by Bengaluru Police
Protests and violent happenings have been taking place in the state of Karnataka, Bengaluru due to the River Cauvery issue. The Chief Minister of Karnataka,Siddaramaiah conducted a cabinet meeting today i.e., on 13th September at 11 AM in the morning in order to discuss about the ferocious protests that are going on in the Bengaluru city in the state of Karnataka and many other locations. The Cauvery water dispute has turned out the state violent and it has become the burning issue in the recent times.
Many of the political leaders including Venkaiah Naidu, the Information and Broadcast Minister also requested the people of Karnataka state in order to stay calm and keep up harmony in the state. He also asked the media persons to use curb on what they broadcast and show it to the people across the state. Severe curfew has been carried out in a total of 16 police station bounds in and across the city of Bengaluru.
In many places Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure will continue in the city till 14th September due to the forceful protests all over the city Bengaluru and the entire state of Karnataka upon on the verdict passed by the apex court in the morning on Monday over the Cauvery water dispute. Several goings-on such as cremations, Bakrid Celebrations, medical and other emergency services have been exempted from the curfew restrictions, according to the Bengaluru City Police.
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All the people in the city and all over the state have been requested to keep peace and stay calm. The police have also requested the public to share photos and videos of destruction that has been occurred to the public property on various social media websites through their profiles in order to get instant action and response from the police and other services.
The Supreme Court passed the judgement on the Karnataka state’s appeal to lessen the amount of water to be released from the Cauvery River to the state of Tamil Nadu. The appeal order has been altered on 5th September and lessened the amount of water from 15,000 cusecs to 12,000 cusecs.On Tuesday, the Bengaluru Police tweeted on Twitter as the situation in the city is completely non-violent. Section 144 has been imposed in the city. The Police have released helpline numbers in order to assist the public so that they could easily reach them.
“#CauveryProtests: Public are requested to use Karnataka Police Help Line 18004250100 or 155365 for any emergency/assistance/help @CPBlr,” the police tweeted on the Micro-blogging site.
On the other hand, the BMTC buses have started their service once again in the city. Several traffic diversions have been imposed for the Bakrid celebrations that are taking place in and across the city. Traffic has been side-tracked in several places such as Shivaji Nagar, Bilal Mosque, Bannerghatta Road and Tannery Road due to Eid festivities. The Police in the city are trying to bring the protests under control and make people stay calm without raising problems.