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Chennai: Amid ongoing protests over the Cauvery water issue, Karnataka-based New Woodlands Hotel in Chennai’s Mylapore area was attacked with petrol bomb early on Monday.
The incident comes a day after a video of a group of boys in Karnataka assaulting a Tamil Nadu youth went viral on social media.
“Unknown people hurled a petrol bomb at New Woodlands Hotel in Mylapore in early morning hours,” reported ANI.
According to the The New Indian Express, five vehicles with Karnataka registration plates were also attacked in Rameswaram.
The attack happened at around 3.45 am when around ten members entered the hotel. They raised slogans against Karnataka and allegedly damaged the tables and broke the window panels in the hotel, the report said quoting police.
The report also said that the attackers had stuck a one-page letter on the hotel claiming that if more Tamils were attacked in Karnataka, such incidents of hurling petrol bombs will continue to happen to Karnataka-based outlets here in Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will hear Karnataka’s plea seeking a direction to restrict the quantum of water to be released from River Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, from 15,000 cusecs to 1,000 cusecs.
The application has also sought that instead of 10 days, the apex court should restrict the release of water to only six as the state itself was facing a situation of distress due to a massive agitation which was causing a loss of Rs. 500 crore per day to Karnataka.