MUMBAI: Indian IT companies declared a day-off in Bengaluru as the tensions escalated over the Supreme Court’s decision ordering Karnataka to release water from the Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu.
Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services have declared holidays, their spokespersons told media..
“Wipro Limited has declared a holiday for employees in Karnataka on Tuesday, September 13. In lieu of this holiday, Saturday, September 17 will be a working day for offices of Wipro Limited in the state. Business Continuity Plans have been invoked to avoid disruption to mission critical projects,” a Wipro spokesperson said in a email.
Cognizant has also declared a day-off and has invoked its business continuity plan, a
company executive said.
The Cauvery river has been a cause of more than a century of trouble between the states.
In 1991, the city witnessed riots that killed over 15 people over a similar court order.
The latest holiday comes after a city-wide bandh on Friday. Bengaluru is the country’s major IT hub.