Tamil Nadu bandh: Twitterati reacts to state's protest over Cauvery issue

Tamil Nadu witnessed a dawn-to-dusk bandh over the Cauvery issue, with various politicians, farmers and traders bodies joining the agitation. There were demonstrations, road and rail rokos and protests to voice out indignation against violence targeted against Tamils in Karnataka.

Barring the ruling AIADMK, its allies and trade unions affiliated, all other Opposition parties, including the DMK, Tamil Nadu Congress, DMDK, MDMK, Left parties and the PMK, supported the bandh. Over 15,000 police personnel were on duty to ensure that the protests were peaceful, but many wondered whether the protests led to tangible results. On the other hand, others commended the peaceful nature of the protests. The death of a 24-year-old youth who had set himself on fire over the Cauvery issue also added to the tensions. Here’s how social media reacted to the bandh.

Many applauded the police's efforts to ensure that peace prevailed.

Naam Tamizhar Katchi's member's self-immolation caused some discomfort amidst the protests.

It was only natural that people would move to this direction with rampant bandhs these days.

Updated Date: Sep 16, 2016 20:15 PM

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