Friday, October 5, 2012

Farmers stop trains demanding TN’s share in Cauvery!

Around 700 farmers, farm labourers and various party cadre protested in various parts of Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts on Thursday demanding release of more water from Cauvery. The protestors condemned the Karnataka government and also the Union government for failing to protect the rights of the state in Cauvery water row.

In Ayyanapuram near Thanjavur, around 300 protestors from Cauvery Rights and Rescue group consisting of Tamilar Desiya Iyakkam, blocked the Tiruchy-Mayiladuthurai passenger train. They raised slogans and condemned the Karnataka government for not releasing Tamil Nadu’s share in Cauvery water despite having water up to the brim in major dams in the state. A similar protest took place in Budhalur railway station.

In Thanajvur railway station, the protestors from Tamil Desa Padhu Udamai Katchi youth wing blocked the Mysore-Mayiladuthurai Express train, cadre of MDMK blocked the Ernakulam-Karaikal Express and Nagore-Tiruchy passenger train was blocked by the group convenor P Maniarasan.

The cadre of Tamilaga Vivasayigal Sangam headed by president N Sivasamy, blocked the Tiruchy-Mayiladuthurai Passenger train.

In Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai-Tiruchy passenger train was blocked by Viduthalai Tamil Puligal. The Tiruchy-Mayiladuthurai passenger train was blocked by cadre of Cauvery Farmers Protection Association headed by Thanjavur District Secretary Swamimalai Sundara Vimalanathan. The Bharatiya Kisan Sangha cadre blocked the Mayiladuthurai- Tirunelveli passenger train and Naam Tamilar cadres blocked the Tiruchy-Chennai Cholan Express. Cadre of both Naam Tamilar headed by state organiser A   took part in the protest.
(CourtesyExpress News Service - THANJAVUR)

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