Bengalauru Bandh on September 26: There will be complete shutdown in Bengaluru on September 26, Tuesday as more than 175 organisations have extended their support for the Bengaluru bandh called by various farmers’ and pro-Kannada organisations to protest against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Opposition parties have supported the bandh, and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asserted that the government will not try to stop it. Therefore, it is likely that the bandh will be very successful.
Bengaluru Bandh: What’s Open?
Namma Metro Services
Bengaluru Bandh: What will remain shut?
Shops, commercial establishments
Ola, Uber and other app-based taxi and bike services
Hotels and restaurants
KSRTC and BMTC buses
“There will be no compromise when it comes to land, language, and water. Without any second thoughts, we support the bandh,” Pasha said, supporting the bandh”, Ola, Uber Drivers and Owners Association President Tanveer Pasha told Hindustan Times, lending support to the shutdown.
CAUVERY WATER DISPUTE
Farmers in Karnataka have been protesting following the directive from the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) instructing the state to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for a duration of 15 days, starting from September 13. The agitation escalated to the point where a bandh, or a general strike, was organized in Karnataka’s Mandya district over the weekend. This bandh was called by various farmers’ groups and pro-Kannada organizations.
In response to the ongoing Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, a panel of judges comprising Justices BR Gavai, PS Narasimha, and Prashant Kumar Mishra rejected the plea to intervene. They noted that both the CWMA and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) have been consistently convening and overseeing the assessment of water requirements on a 15-day basis.