The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday communicated its concerns regarding the violence over Cauvery River in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The party said that the issue shall be resolved through negotiations.
CPI-M advised the governments of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to make sure to give people the protection of their properties and lives.
“The dispute over sharing of the Cauvery river waters is a long-standing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu,” it said in a statement.
The party urged that the issue can be resolved with talks and maintaining peace. There shall be a mutual agreement on the sharing of the water of the river.
“Such disputes cannot be resolved by whipping up passions amongst the people of both the states and pitting them against each other,” CPI-M said.
The Supreme Court has ordered the release of 15,000 cubic ft/sec of water for 10 days to Tamil Nadu on daily basis. In spite of reservations, the Karnataka government has released the water.
The CPI-M appealed to the Central government and both the state governments to solve the water sharing dispute via negotiations and mutual agreements.