Complaint against 3 Kannada actors for ‘instigating violence’ over Cauvery issue

Coimbatore: On Saturday, an organisation who fights for the cause of Tamil Nadu, has filed a petition in a court seeking action against three Kannada film actors for allegedly instigating violence against Tamils in Karnataka over the Cauvery water issue.


Founder and President of Tamil Desiya Peramaippu – P Elangovan filed a petition in this regard on Saturday in the 2nd Judicial Magistrate Court. The complaint was in connection with the speech made by leading Kannada stars, Darshan Tugudeep, Updenra and Puneeth Rajkumar at a meeting in Mandya district, Karnataka on 12th September 2016.

P Elangovan sought action against the actors under various IPC sections,including 124 (A) (Sedition), 153 (provoking with intent to cause rioting) and 153 A (promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth and

Mandya: Kannada people holding a protest over Cauvery water row, in Mandya district on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI9_12_2016_000291B) *** Local Caption ***

The violence hit the Karnataka when Supreme court ordered the Karnataka Government to released the water from Cauvery River to Tamil Nadu for irrigation and drinking purpose, but the people of Karnataka became angry over the Supreme Court’s order and did the violence protest across the city.

The angry mob in Karnataka burnt the more than 30 buses which bear the vehicle registration of Tamil Nadu.

They also damaged the public property.

The people of Tamil Nadu too did the violence protest against the Karnataka Government and its people.