Due to ongoing Cauvery water dispute, a bride had to walk several kilometers to reach groom’s place in Tamil Nadu.
Because of protests, public transport has been stopped between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The bride R Prema hails from Bengaluru and had to go the other state.
The day before her wedding, Prema, in her silk saree and jewellery, took a bus, an auto and walked on the deserted roads to make it to Hosur in Tamil Nadu.
Along with her, her extended family has to walk with clothes, utensils and gifts needed for the event. They further plan to take a bus to Vaniyambadi, over 110 km away. “We are missing a lot of joy, sir…the day has become unforgettable. We are facing a lot of problems. We had sent out 600 invitations but now only 20 members are coming to the wedding,” Prema told NDTV.
The bride R Prema
The bride said that both states should understand we are all Indians and we are one India.
On Monday, Supreme Court ruled that Karnataka has to give more water from the river Cauvery to Tamil Nadu which led to violence and arson on the streets of Bengaluru. Buses travelling between the states were attacked by protesters on both sides.