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Coimbatore

Karnataka bandh: TN by and large peaceful

Covai Post Network

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Unlike Karanataka, where life was crippled by the one-day strike on the Cauvery issue, peaceful protests with sporadic incidents of demonstrations by farmers and political parties were held in Tamil Nadu on Friday.

Tension continued to prevail for the fourth day along the border areas of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka where normal life remain affected.

Hosur was worst affected since most of the people, who were working in Benguluru, could not reach their destination as they were stopped before one kilometer near the border area. Same situation prevailed in Sathyamangalam region at Erode district.

All the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus services to Karnataka were cancelled as a precautionary measure. Even private vehicles bearing Tamil Nadu registration were not allowed to enter Karnataka.

Meanwhile, more than 100 people were arrested belonging to various political groups when they gathered to raise slogans in front of Karnataka Bank at Kancheepuram this afternoon.

In Tiruchi district, Delta farmers buried themselves neck deep in the river sand as a sign of protest against the Centre for not solving the Cauvery issue.

Though the State was by and large peaceful, extra security personnel were deployed outside the premises of offices and banks owned by Karnataka to prevent any untoward incident. Additional police security were also provided near the Udupi chain of restaurants in various towns.

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