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As many as 45 flights were cancelled because of the bandh in Karnataka. Airport authorities have suspended the flight operations and informed the passengers about the same. Karnataka state bandh is against the release of the Cauvery river water to neighbouring state Tamil Nadu. State bandh is named as Kannada Okkuta.
A few of the Kannada activists have been arrested from the airport after a few of the activists entered the airport with the Karnataka state flag as a protest. Sources claim all those activities have bought flight tickets to enter into the airport gate.
Section 144 was imposed in Bengaluru and Madya. Various farmer organisations are participating in the bandh over the Cauvery water row issue. In Mandya district, the government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges. The bandh organisers claim that the bandh is for the entire state and they were trying to shut down the highways, rail services, airports and toll gates. Normal life is affected in the city. There is a massive protest from Town Hall to Freedom Park in the city.
Earlier this week Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar rejected the Cauvery Water Control Committee (CWRC) to release the 12,500 cusecs of water daily to Tamil Nadu.