The Bengaluru Police said on 13 September that the situation has been brought under control. The Police also urged citizens to refrain from spreading rumours on social media.
The Bengaluru police used Twitter to post information about emergency phone numbers.
Situation is absolutely peaceful in city. #sec144 in force. V dont expect any untoward incident,Strict action wil b takn against miscreants— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) September 13, 2016
#CauveryProtests : Around 270 Hoysala vehicles are deployed entire the city !— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) September 13, 2016
#CauveryProtests : 15,000 thousand police men and officers have been deployed all over the city !— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) September 13, 2016
According to reports, cable TV channels/cable TV network operators have been issued an advisory over protests in Bengaluru saying that no program shall be transmitted in the cable service which is likely to incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of law and order.
One person died in police firing while another was seriously injured on 12 September after violence broke out in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka over the Supreme Court's order on the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
The Siddaramaiah government has imposed section 144 and has also assured the Tamil Nadu government that it will safeguard Tamils in the state.
Meanwhile, the CPI has asked political parties and non-political outfits to not instigate masses and urged both the state governments to protect the people. "The violence must be stopped. No political party, no organisation should instigate people against each other. The two states share all kinds of relations. The water issue should not be used to rouse passions on both sides," CPI national secretary D Raja told the Indian Express.