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Tweet Is it possible for Tamil Nadu to declare war on Karnataka? An armed confrontation between two Indian states, that too over water, may be unimaginable for many. But, on Quorayou would actually find people discussing the prospects of a war between the two rival states.
Laughable it may sound, but it is a pointer to the venomous rivalry that exists between the two border states. The ongoing violence in Bengaluru over the Cauvery water dispute is just a reflection of the strained relations between the two states.
Chauvinists on either side of the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border are always on a short fuse.
Such is the nature of the Kannadiga-Tamil rivalry that violence can erupt even after a minor spark, sometimes even without it. Protests in Mandya district on Monday.
PTI Inwhen Kannadiga superstar Rajkumar was kidnapped by Veerappan, violence broke out in Karnataka simply because the brigand happened to be a Tamil. Considering the volatile nature of relations between the two states, the emotive issue of sharing of Cauvery waters was expected to trigger violence in the two states.
Kannadigas are averse to sharing water from the Cauvery basin with their neighbouring states. So, the Supreme Court order directing the Siddaramaiah government to release 15, cusecs water later revised to 12, cusecs to Tamil Nadu was meant to create ripples in the two states.
The dispute over sharing of Cauvery water dates back to the 19th century.
Several governments, court orders and arbitration panels have failed to resolve the row, primarily because the Kannadigas do not believe in the lower riparian rights of downstream states, especially during the low-monsoon years. As this article in The Wire argues, Karnataka has historical reasons to be upset about the quantum of water to be shared with neighbouring states.
Girish Nikam writes that the Cholas built reservoirs and check dams in Tamil Nadu in the 10th century, while the rulers of Mysore built Krishna Raja Sagara, the first major reservoir, in At an all-party meeting in Karnataka to discuss the SC order on water sharing, even the BJP leaders argued that the order not be implemented.
To this dangerous mix, the media and Twitterati have added more poison by spreading rumours, videos and inflammatory messages.
Television channels in both the states, reports say, are playing up incidents of attacks on Kannadigas and Tamils, leading to retaliatory violence.
The reports suggested that it was in retaliation to the attacks on Tamils. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are on the brink of another cycle of violence inspired by chauvinism, myopic politics and an irresponsible media, both conventional and social.
Only by restraining all of them would this war between the two rivals would come to an end. Sep 13, The Cauvery crisis is not about the availability of water or how Karnataka and Tamil Nadu refuse to share what they have.
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15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Watch video · Karnataka will release more water from the river Cauvery to neighbouring Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court order, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said this evening, after an .
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