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YOUTH POWER: WOMEN students from different government pre-university colleges staging a demonstration against the final award of the Cauvery tribunal, in Mysore on Tuesday. PHOTO: M.A .SRIRAM
YOUTH POWER: WOMEN students from different government pre-university colleges staging a demonstration against the final award of the Cauvery tribunal, in Mysore on Tuesday. PHOTO: M.A .SRIRAM

Staff Correspondent

They submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner

MYSORE: Protests are becoming the order of the day in Mysore as agitations against the final award of the Cauvery tribunal entered the 23rd day on Tuesday.

After a relatively quiet Monday, in view of the State Government making its stand clear on the issue, protesters were back to the streets. Slogans in Kannada "Rakta Kottevu, Neeru Bedevu, Prana Kottevu, Neeru Bedevu... " (We give blood but not water, we'll die but won't give water") were heard widely.

The city witnessed one of the biggest processions of women students on Tuesday.

Over 5,000 students from all government pre-university colleges took to the streets protesting the Cauvery tribunal verdict.

Along with their teachers, attired in uniform, they marched through the streets before converging at the office of the Deputy Commissioner where they submitted a memorandum demanding justice for farmers in the Cauvery basin.

Students of Devaraja Pre-University College, Maharani's Pre-University College, Government Junior College, and Government Pre-University College (near People's Park) began their march from the Town Hall premises.

They formed a human chain at K.R. Circle before proceeding to the Deputy Commissioner's office. Students from D. Banuamaiah's College also took part in the protest.

Members of the Mysore District Seva Dal led by former Minister H.C. Mahadevappa staged a protest at K.R. Circle.

The zilla panchayat president Rajamma and several Congress leaders took part in the protest.

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