Fear of well-being…

Significant numbers of Tamil daily wage workers from Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Thiruvannamalai and Hosur who work in Bangalore have left the city fearing violence after the announcement of the final order on Cauvery Water Award.
In fact, there have been repeated assurances from the police and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy that Tamils will be given adequate protection. But memories of the 1991 violence and fears about a recurrence still haunt the Tamil unorganized sector workers especially from the construction industry which seen 30-40% less numbers. Old Tharagupet area, New Tharagupet, City Market, Kalasipalyam Market, Sultanpet and Chickpet are the area’s where these daily wage laborers would earn their living seems affected. Loaded lorries remain parked, with no workers to unload the goods. Pushcart vendors, old-paper sellers and roadside clothes sellers are also seen fewer in number. . Reports Hindu.

Unlike what happened following the 1991 Cauvery interim order, Tamils have not been targeted after the verdict this time not even a single episode or event is reported signifies the matured approach society has adopted and evolved through.
Their Fear, Restoration of well-being and safety concerns would certainly take some time to settle, a lot depends on the Monday, situation on and after Bandh in the city …

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