Bengaluru, September 13: It seems like Karnataka will soon be having what would it’s sixth Bandh this year, over the Cauvery water issue.  The Kannada Chaluvali Party, led by Vatal Nagaraj, has called for a statewide bandh on Thursday, to protest against the Supreme Court verdict on the Cauvery water sharing issue, which mandates that Karnataka share 12,000 cusecs of water with Tamil Nadu, till the 20th of September. The SC, on Monday, had modified its earlier order instructing the state to release 15,000 cusecs of water to its neighboring state. This comes even as the 135-year-old dispute between the two states has come to a boiling point, with one person being killed in police firing on Monday.Also Read - 9 Most Colourful Streets in India Where You Will Find The Best Blend of Jazziness And Culture

Bengaluru has been put under curfew, after the city came to a grinding halt on Monday as protesters ran riot and burnt over 100 Tamil Nadu-registered vehicles. One person was killed and many people were injured as police were forced to resort to firing on protesters Rajgopalnagar area on Monday evening. Now, the Kannada Chaluvali Party has refused to budge from its demands, and has called for another state wide railways bandh. The Bandh call is getting a lot of support from many pro-Kannada organisations. According to a report by asianetnews, close to one Lakh protesters are expected to take part in the stir. ALSO READ: Karnataka Bandh over Cauvery water dispute: Here’s everything you need to know on why Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are behaving like India and Pakistan Also Read - No Lockdown in Karnataka, Decision on Weekend/Night Curfew On Friday: Minister Amid Rising Cases | Read Details

An official from the Kannada Chaluvali Party said that the railways bandh will be held throughout the state to protest the injustice meted out to Karnataka on the Cauvery and Mahadayi issue. The Bandh will be observed from 6 am to 6 pm on Thursday. The party has said that they want the issue to the attention of the central government and that was the reason behind the Bandh. On Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah had said that the state had released water to Tamil Nadu for six days, as per the orders of the Supreme Court. He said that releasing the water of the Cauvery was difficult, as the state itself was facing a shortage. Also Read - Rajnath Singh Writes to Bengal, Tamil Nadu CMs Over Exclusion of Tableaux From Republic Day Parade

Siddaramaiah is also expected meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue on Wednesday, and discuss the issue. He said on Tuesday that he will seek Modi’s intervention in the issue. He also said that he will request the PM to speak to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to try and soften her demands. Modi had on Tuesday issued a statement through the official Twitter handle of the PMO, appealing to the people to restore peace, harmony and calm. “Situation that has emerged in Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, as a fallout of issue of distribution of waters of Cauvery River, is distressful”, the PM had said.

“I am personally pained at the developments”, Modi said on Tuesday, adding, “Violence cannot provide a solution to any problem. In a democracy, solutions are found through restraint and mutual dialogue. This dispute can only be solved within the legal ambit. Breaking the law is not a viable alternative.” The PM had requested people to show restraint and refrain from violence. “I appeal to the people of the two States, to display sensitivity, and also keep in mind their civic responsibilities. I trust you will keep national interest and nation building above all else and give priority to restraint, harmony, and finding a solution, eschewing violence, destruction and arson.”