Pro-Karnataka activists wave the Karnataka flag as they ride on an ox-drawn cart past others on a truck during a statewide strike in Bangalore on September 9, 2016.

Agitation in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has been increasing since the recent Supreme Court order to the state to release of 15,000 cusecs of water from the River Cauvery each day to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Karnataka is facing an acute shortage of water in its reservoirs, and rivers as the state has only received subpar rainfall in the catchment areas leading to protests by farmers and pro-Kannada organisations refusing to share water with its neighbouring state. / AFP / MANJUNATH KIRAN        (Photo credit should read MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)