The bandh called by pro-Kannada groups over the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu is gaining support, as the Kannada film industry has now decided to remain shut down on October 6. This decision is taken in the wake of Cauvery River Authority's (CRA) directive to release 9,000 cusecs of water on a daily basis till October 15.
On Wednesday (September 15), Sa Ra Govindu, the president of Akhila Karnataka Dr Rajkumar Abhimanigala Sangha, announced the news at a press meet. He accused the Centre of meting out step-motherly treatment to Karnataka. In order to protest their decision, the entire Kannada film activities will be closed on October 6.
"We will fight against the injustice being done by the Central Government. If the state releases 9,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu, our people will face acute shortage of water," said Sa Ra Govindu. Meanwhile, the film industry is likely to hold a peaceful dharana on October 5 and it will be participated by artists and technicians.