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2000 arrested in Tamil Nadu after DMK protest

DMK Treasurer and Opposition Leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly, MK Stalin was among those who participated in the protests

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 17 2016 5:09PM | Updated Date: Oct 17 2016 5:09PM

2000 arrested in Tamil Nadu after DMK protest

Over 2000 people have been arrested in Tamil Nadu after opposition parties and farmer pressure groups staged state-wide protests and rail-roko, urging the Centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

 

Protestors included the opposition DMK, Left parties and MDMK among others. DMK Treasurer and Opposition Leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly, MK Stalin was among those who participated in the protests held in different parts of the state including Chennai.

 

The two-day protest was called by a farmers’ federation, urging the Centre to immediately constitute the CMB.

 

State-wide protests come days after a high-level technical team, sent by Supreme Court, completed its inspection of Cauvery basin region in Tamil Nadu to assess the situation in the state.

 

The team will submit its report to top court today. The team was set up by apex court while hearing a petition by Tamil Nadu government seeking release of Cauvery water by Karnataka.