Bengaluru erupts in violence over water-sharing plans with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, as country-wide shortages reach crisis levels

Scattered tyres, set alight, had already shut the road back into Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) when Javed Parvesh tried to return on Monday, after a morning at the Cauvery river with his son. Angry crowds were now saying they would die for the same waters in which the pair had been rafting. “We will give blood, but not Cauvery,” their banners read.

One man was dead and buildings and buses across Bengaluru had been torched and looted by the time a curfew calmed southern India’s largest city on Tuesday.

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Source: Guardian Environment