Folk artistes, pourakarmikas, traders, students join agitation
MYSORE: There is no let-up in protests against the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal verdict in Mysore.
The city witnessed a series of protests with members of several organisations taking to streets to voice their resentment against the verdict of the tribunal.
On Thursday, it was the turn of folk artistes and many other groups to show their support to the Cauvery issue. Over 100 folk artistes from various cultural troupes took to the streets demanding justice to farmers of the Cauvery basin in Karnataka. They marched from Ramaswamy Circle wearing attractive masks with interesting slogans written on them. The procession culminated at K.R. Circle where they shouted slogans against what they called unfair verdict of the tribunal.
Students continued to stage protests against the verdict. Hundreds of students under the banner of Mysore Makkala Koota-SDM Mahila College marched from their college in association with the Cauvery Kriya Samithi to the Deputy Commissioner's office and submitted a memorandum rejecting the Cauvery verdict. College Principal Balachandregowda led the march.
Many Kannada sanghas also staged protests. Members of Bharath Earth Movers Limited Kannada Sangha and Manini Sthree Sangha also staged demonstration.
Members of LIC Kannada Balaga staged a demonstration at the K.R. Circle protesting against the Cauvery verdict. Members of Kannada and Janapada Sangha and Kannada Women Writers' Trust also staged demonstration at K.R. Circle demanding that the Government file a review petition.
Members of Mysore District Journalists' Association (MDJA) and Mysore Reporters' Guild jointly staged a demonstration at K.R. Circle.