Udupi: Cauvery issue – KaRaVe activists attempt to gherao DC office, detained

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Sep 22: Activists from the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KaRaVe), specifically the T. Narayanagowda faction in Udupi district, were apprehended by the police as they attempted to encircle the DC office, urging authorities not to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.

KaRaVe had issued a call for protest on Friday against the release of water to Tamil Nadu. The activists argued, "Karnataka is currently grappling with a severe drought, unlike anything witnessed in recent years. Rainfall has been far from normal, with the government declaring 192 out of 236 taluks as drought-stricken. Therefore, it is imperative that the water from the Cauvery river, which is the lifeblood of our state's farmers, should not be diverted to Tamil Nadu."

Upon reaching the entrance of the DC office in Manipal, the police requested that the activists discontinue their protest and disperse. However, the activists disregarded the request and raised slogans against the government. They attempted to advance, even pushing aside the policemen, resulting in a minor altercation.

The police subsequently detained several individuals, including Venkatesh Hegde, Sujay Poojary, Sundar Bangera, Geeta, Jaya, Santhosha, Devaki, Siddanna, Krishna, Jyoti, Lobo, Raghavendra, Pramod, and Jaya. These individuals were taken to the Manipal police station and later released after a few hours.

KaRaVe Udupi activists have cautioned that Karnataka, particularly the Cauvery basin region, is grappling with a severe drought. Releasing water to Tamil Nadu would exacerbate the difficulties faced by the people of Karnataka. They assert that the government should refrain from releasing water and that any defiance of the public's wishes could lead to escalated protests.


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  • flavian, chik

    Fri, Sep 22 2023

    Dont think we need such kind of rash and rude protests ...not for karnataka ..kanndigas known how to do their rakshane

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 22 2023

    Please excuse me for my ignorance, but what has Cauvery to do in Udupi other than it is Dhakishneya Gange. That will stay and will forever stay in Coorg.

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  • Harish, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 22 2023

    KaRaVe First see wether we will.have water in Udupi & DK . With no rains . First try to. Slove our District issue of water.

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  • sense_shetty, Kudla,Mangalore,KodialGuthu

    Fri, Sep 22 2023

    Undhu Tulunadg Kappu Chukke .. Why did they not raise their voice when Nethravathi river was diverted ?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 22 2023

    These are bjp bhaktas in KaRaVe dress/shawls.

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  • Mahesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 22 2023

    These jobless KARAVE -- can gherao -- for Yettinahole project -- or go to bangalore -- Mangalore /UDUPI --DK -- does not receive Cauvery water -- They do not know various committees set up CAUVERY WATER etc and finally SUPREME COURT decided on Cauvery water Sharing -- ( Now can be done only under certain distress formula or drought years by amicable negotiations -- which by itself not agreed by TN -- SC has rejected plea-- last few days --)--

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  • Namma Oorda, Kodial

    Fri, Sep 22 2023

    Good to see this organization exists. Do they get paid for this?

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