Protests over river water dispute turn violent in Bangalore


India’s technology hub of Bangalore deployed riot police on Monday (September 12) to rein in protests as a water dispute turned violent, with cars and buses set of fire and people pelted with stones. Television footage showed flames pouring from burnt-out vehicles as angry crowds gathered nearby, while police said the local metro network had been temporarily suspended. The violence erupted after the supreme court ordered Karnataka state, of which Bangalore is the capital, to release 12,000 cubic feet of water per second every day from the Cauvery river to neighbouring Tamil Nadu. The river has been the source of…

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