Even as the capital of Karnataka is witnessing a complete bandh today (September 26, 2023) in protest of the release of Cauvery water to neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, the formers in Tamil Nadu have continued their protest demanding the release of water.
A group of farmers in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli held dead rats in their mouths to protest against the Karnataka government.
Earlier, the National South Indian River Interlinking Farmers Association under the leadership of Ayyakannu held a protest on Monday in Tamil Nadu's Trichy by holding parts of the human skeleton and demanded the sharing of Cauvery water.
The protestors demanded the sharing of Cauvery water to save the standing 'kuruvai' crop cultivation in TN.
The visuals from Trichy showed the protestors raising slogans demanding the release of water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu and saving farmers.
Earlier, on Sunday, a group of farmers in Trichy staged a protest by standing in the Cauvery River water over the ongoing dispute with Karnataka.
Both states have been witness to protests after Karnataka hardened its stance on sharing Cauvery water citing sever drought in parts of the state.
The Cauvery water management authority then ordered the Karnataka government to release 5,000 cusecs of Cauvery river water to neighboring Tamil Nadu. The court however, declined to entertain an application filed by the Tamil Nadu government to increase its current share of Cauvery water from 5,000 to 7,200 cusecs per day.