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Prohibitory orders clamped in K R Sagar

Posted on Dec 06, 02:02PM | UNI

Mandya district administration today enforced Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code within one km radius of the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir (KRS) to maintain law and order following the Cauvery agitation.

The prohibitory orders were clamped as a precautionary measure till Sunday midnight following a call given by the Cauvery Hitha Rakshna Samithi to lay siege of the dam protesting against the Supreme Court direction to Karnataka government to release 10,000 cusecs water to Tamil Nadu daily till Sunday.

Also, the entry of tourists to Brindavan Gardens has been banned for an indefinite period.

The Deputy Commissioner Krishaniah has declared a two-day holiday for educational institutions from today in view of renewal of the agitation over the Cauvery water issue.

Heavy police force was deployed around KRS.

Meanwhile, the protest by farmers and pro-kannada organisations continued in the district today.

Samithi President G Made Gowda told newspersons at Mandya that the agitation at K R Sagar had been suspended.

The protest would be taken up only after the state government's decision. He urged the government to be firm in its decision on this sensitive issue.