Cauvery dispute: Modi appeals for peace and restraint
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has describe 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, as distressful.
I am personally pained at the developments, the PM has said in a statement. Stating that violence cannot provide a solution to any problem, he has underscored that in a democracy, solutions are found through restraint and mutual dialogue.
Emphasising that dispute can only be solved within the legal ambit, Modi has said that violence and arson seen in the last two days is only causing loss to the poor, and to our nation’s property.
Whenever the country has faced adverse circumstances, the people of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, just like people across the country, have always handled the situation with sensitivity, the PM has said and appealed to the people of the two States, to display sensitivity, and also keep in mind their civic responsibilities. He has asked them to keep national interest and nation building above all else, and give priority to restraint, harmony, and leave the path of violence, destruction and arson.