Cauvery water dispute: Karnataka CM calls for all-party meet

| Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 20:50
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Bengaluru: Amidst the Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday called for an all-party meet comprising of leaders and representatives from different parties to decide on how to go forward after the Supreme Court's order to release 15000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 10 days.
However, protests over the water duspute by farmers and pro-Karnatak groups are still on in both the states and have turned violent. Farmers, espicially in the Cauvery belt have said that releasing more water to TN will affect their crops, therefore they are not going to allow this.
This is a provision that the SC has decided only for the next 10 days following which it will hear the case again.
Meanwhile, the Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed near dams on Cauvery rivers. 
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