Protesters carry empty plastic pots to express their ire
Agitations by different organisations against the release of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu continued here on Sunday.
Members of various cooperative institutions took out a march to the Deputy Commissioner’s office. The march was flagged off by the chairman of the Karnataka Housing Board G.T. Deve Gowda from the Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple in the morning. The protesters carried empty plastic pots on their heads to express their resentment.
Mr. Gowda crticised the directive of the Cauvery River Authority, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to release water. The Centre should have sent teams to assess the ground realities before ordering water release, he said.
Members of the All-India Mahila Sammelana, comprising several mahila sangha units, also joined the stir. The Karnataka State Vishwakarma Federation took out a procession from the Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple. A few Kannada organisations burnt tyres and blocked roads. The police had to intervene to clear the roads. Several organisations, including the Mysore City Pourakarmikara Sangha, will hold processions on Monday also.