#KarnatakaBandh: Twitterati react after strike over Cauvery dispute hits normal life in Bengaluru

Pro-Karnataka organisations, along with farmers called for a statewide bandh on Friday after the Karnataka government released Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu on a Supreme Court directive.

The busiest streets of the IT city are shut, as is the district Mandya and the City of Palaces — Mysuru, among other parts of the state. Petrol pumps, and eateries are reportedly shut, as an extension of support to the farmers' union and pro-Karnataka organisations, as are schools and colleges and a few offices in Bengaluru.

People are staging protests all across including at the border of the two states, and at some of the junctions of Bengaluru like Town Hall, JP Nagar and Manyata Tech Park, among others. Public transports have also been stopped in the city, informed Bengaluru City Police through their Twitter handle.

Social media is quick to take the hashtag #KarnatakaBandh over, and talk about the shutdown. While some of them have said that the issue is baseless, many of them showed their concern over the bandh and the whole controversy around the issue of Cauvery water dispute. Here's how Twitterati has been reacting:

Updated Date: Sep 09, 2016 12:33 PM

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