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Here's How The Internet Has Come Together To Help Those Affected By The Bengaluru Riots

After the Cauvery water dispute led to violence and a curfew being called in Bengaluru, social media has come to the rescue of those in need.

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The past few days have seen statewide agitations in Karnataka over the Cauvery water dispute, leading to violence and a curfew being imposed in parts of Bengaluru.

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The protests stem from a Supreme Court order demanding that Karnataka release 15,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu daily. Since the state is facing a water shortage crisis of its own, farmers and pro-Karnataka organisations have taken to the streets to make their voices heard.

The protests and rioting have resulted in many people being left stranded due to transport being affected. Unsubstantiated rumours being spread through social media have only added to the confusion.

Thankfully the Indian internet has rallied together to help alleviate the situation and keep it from spiralling more out of control.

For all relevant updates, follow Bengaluru police on Twitter and Facebook.

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