Tension prevailed across Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka after several pro-Kannada activists protested against Supreme Court's verdict on Karnataka's plea on Monday morning. The pro-Kannada organisations were also protesting against attacks on Kannadigas and Karnataka registration vehicles in TN. Police had to resort to lathicharge to bring the situation under control in several parts of Bengaluru.
SC directed Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 20 from the earlier 15,000 cusecs a day to ameliorate the plight of farmers of the neighbouring state. Protesters set more than 20 buses on fire in Bengaluru's KPN bus depot. Addl. central forces CRPF, CISF, RPF deployed to assist Bengaluru City Police to maintain law and order.
Protesters who barged into KPN Travels at Nayandahalli on Mysore road allegedly set fire to 40 buses which were parked at the premises. In the incident, the buses which were ready to move across the state were completely gutted. A senior fire officer said that 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and an operation has been carried out to douse fire. Meanwhile another bus belonging to SRS Travels set in ablaze at Avalahalli near Bapujinagar.