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Cauvery issue: PM Modi says violence in Karnataka 'distressful', appeals for peace

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 September 2016, 13:01 IST

Responding to the ongoing unrest in Karnataka over Cauvery water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13 September said that he was deeply "pained" at the developments and has appealed for peace in the state.

Asserting that violence would do no good, PM Modi urged the people of the state to find solution through restraint and mutual consent.

PM Modi further affirmed that this particular dispute between the neighbouring states could only be solved legally and breaking the law will have adverse reactions.

Adding that nation building was above everything else PM Modi asked people to display sensitivity and to remember their civic responsibilities.

One person was killed and another was injured in police firing in Karnataka on 12 September as the Cauvery water sharing row with Tamil Nadu turned violent, escalating tensions between the two states.

More than 20 buses were set on fire by protesters in KPN bus depot in Bengaluru. Around 15,000 police were deployed as section 144 was imposed in the state.

Violence flared up in the city with curfew being imposed on Monday night on 16 police limits of Bengaluru following the continued violence. The curfew is likely remain in force for three days.

First published: 13 September 2016, 13:01 IST