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Cauvery order: Protests intensify in K'taka
February 08, 2007 20:26 IST
Protests against the Cauvery Tribunal's final award on water-sharing with Tamil Nadu continued for the fourth day in Mandya and Mysore districts of Karnataka with road blockades and taking out of processions but there was no violence.
Union Minister of State for Information Ambareesh, who represents Mandya in Lok Sabha, said the state should put pressure on the Centre not to notify the award and added that he was ready to take a delegation of parliamentarians to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Members of Ryota Sangha burnt the effigy of Jnanpeeth awardee writer Girish Karnad condemning his statement that Karnataka should accept the tribunal award. 'Kannada Ranadheerara Pade' had announced plans to stage an indefinite dharna before the residence of Karnad from February 10 to protest the writer's stand on Cauvery.