"This dispute can only be solved within the legal ambit. Breaking the law is not a viable alternative."

Cauvery dispute PM Modi requests people to show restraint and sensitivityNarendra Modi/ PTI
news Cauvery Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 13:20

Following a tense Monday in Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a statement on Tuesday morning asking the people of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to display sensitivity and follow civic responsibilities.

Read: Cauvery crisis: 16 areas in Bengaluru put under curfew, what this means

The main points in the Prime Minister’s statement are:

The situation that has emerged in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as a fallout of the issue of distribution of the waters of the Cauvery River, is distressful. I am personally pained at the developments.

Violence cannot provide a solution to any problem. In a democracy, solutions are found through restraint and mutual dialogue.

This dispute can only be solved within the legal ambit. Breaking the law is not a viable alternative.

The violence and arson seen in the last two days is only causing loss to the poor, and to our nation’s property.

I appeal to the people of the two States, to display sensitivity, and also keep in mind their civic responsibilities.

I trust you will keep national interest and nation building above all else, and give priority to restraint, harmony, and finding a solution, eschewing violence, destruction and arson.

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Read more: Cauvery Issue: Venkaiah Naidu asks media to exercise restraint, not show visuals of arson repeatedly


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