#CauveryIssue: Social media fights against increasing violence over Supreme Court decision

Violent protests erupted across Karnataka after the Supreme Court modified its earlier order asking for the release of 15,000 cusecs Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu and directed the Karnataka government to release 12,000 cusecs on a daily basis till 20 September.

While the media ran clip of burning buses and angry protesters, the social media narrative was contrary to this portrayal of the protests. Rather than pandering to propaganda and sharing unverified facts, the social media took to dismissing the violence and offered support in helping out fellow residents.

Many even shared positive accounts of cooperation in the face of the protests.

Twitterati also questioned the motivate behind these protests.

Considering the nature of social media, mockery and jokes were a given.

Telugu Actor Silambarasan also urged the two states to coexist.

The Bengaluru Police took to social media to make sure that rumours were nipped in the bud.

The politics around the issue also became a point for contention.

The imposition Section 144 of CrPC in Bengaluru may quell the protests, to follow more updates about the Cauvery issue, follow our live updates.


Updated Date: Sep 12, 2016 18:03 PM

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