On February 16, the Supreme Court’s decision to reduce the amount of water from the Cauvery river being given to Tamil Nadu by Karnataka added fuel to the already smouldering conflict on this issue between the two states.

However, protests in Chennai have now reached a whole new level, with April 5 being declared a statewide bandh from dawn to dusk.

Furore over the banning of Jallikattu for the second year in a row and the cordoning off of Marina Beach to prevent protests and mass gatherings from taking place has further added to the violence on the streets.

Let us take a look at the violence that has taken over pockets of Chennai.

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Residents of Chennai are advised to stay indoors till the situation improves for the sake of their safety.

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Sources: The News MinuteThe Hindu, The Quint

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