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TN gives in but protests still echo in K'taka
Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | April 05, 2008 17:23 IST
Despite Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi announcement on Saturday that the Hogenakkal project on river Cauvery had been put on hold, the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, which has been spearheading the campaign against the project, has sought a ban on all Tamil movies in Karnataka.
The Vedike's latest outburst comes following the statements made by Tamil superstar Rajnikanth on the issue on Friday.
Even as the Vedike sought a ban, theatres across Karnataka have stopped screening Tamil movies, as they fear a backlash.
April 10 bandh called off:
Pro-Kannada organisations, under the umbrella of Akhila Karnataka Gadi Horata Samithi, had called for a bandh earlier to protest Karunanidhi's statement that his government would go ahead with the water project.
The project had triggered protests by various pro-Kannada organisations since the past five days. The organisations had burned effigies of Karunanidhi, attacked the office of a local cable operator besides storming a Tamil daily's office.