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Explained: Why Did Pro-Kannada Group Disrupt Actor Siddharth’s Press Conference, And What is The Cauvery Water Dispute?

Defined: All about actor Siddharth’s press convention being disrupted by pro-Kannada group over Cauvery Water Dispute.

Defined: Why Did Professional-Kannada Group Disrupt Actor Sidharth’s Press Convention, And What’s The Cauvery Water Dispute?

Cauvery Water Dispute: The Cauvery Water Dispute is at its peak in Karnataka with activists protesting within the state towards the Cauvery River concern. ‘Kannada Okkuta’, an umbrella organisation for Kannada outfits together with factions of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, Kannada Chalavali (Vatal Paksha) and varied farmers’ our bodies had known as for ‘Karnataka Bandh (shutdown)’ on Friday, September 29, 2023. The difficulty sparked controversy when just lately Tamil actor Siddharth press convention was stopped by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike in Bangalore. The group alleged that it was improper on a part of the actor to advertise his movie Chittha when there was water dispute between his house state and Karnataka.


The outfit termed Siddharth’s promotional occasion inappropriate because it identified that Tamil Nadu is demanding Cauvery River water from Karnataka. For the unversed, Karnataka has been witnessing large protests ever since after the Supreme Courtroom refused to intervene within the choices of the Cauvery Water Administration Authority(CWMA) and its aiding physique Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) that directed the state to launch the Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Later, Prakash Raj apologised to Siddharth and tweeted, “Instead of questioning all the political parties and its leaders for failing to solve this decades’ old issue…. Instead of questioning the useless parliamentarians who are not pressurising the centre to intervene… Troubling the common man and artists like this cannot be accepted… as a Kannadiga … on behalf of Kannadigas. sorry #Siddharth #justasking.” Kannada actor Shivarajkumar additionally apologised to the Chittha actor and stated, “On behalf of my industry, I would like to say we are very very sorry to Siddharth. I am hurt because of the incident, which will never happen again. Kannada people are good. They love all films and all languages. Only people of Karnataka watch all kinds of films.”


The primary cause behind the extended dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery water is that each states wish to utilise the river to assist the farming and rising inhabitants. Each the states are depending on the Cauvery River for consuming and irrigation functions. The scarcity of water may have an antagonistic impact on the livelihood of famers in Tamil Madu in addition to Karnataka. In 2018, the Supreme Courtroom in its verdict directed the 2 conflicting states concerning the quantity of water to be shared amongst them. The SC’s determination additionally modified the rule set by CWDT (Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal). The court docket in 2018 said that Karnataka has to let 177.25 thousand million cubic toes of water move to Tanil Nadu. The earlier allocation was 192 thousand million cubic toes. The brand new determination gave 14.75 thousand million cubic toes extra water to Karnataka versus Tamil Nadu. In 2023, Karnataka noticed much less rainfall which makes it troublesome for the state to share the agreed quantity of water with Tamil Nadu. On September 18, 2023, the SC directed the state to let 5000 cusecs of water go to Tamil Madu for 15 days, as reported by The Quint. Ever since there have been large protests over the river sharing settlement.



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