Wave of protests in Central region opposing farm bills

A section of farmers staging a protest in Tiruchi on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: M_Moorthy

Members of the Cauvery Rights Retrieval Committee and other outfits staged protests in various places in the central region on Thursday opposing the farm bills brought in by the Central Government and demanded their immediate withdrawal. They burnt copies of the bills to display their opposition. 

The protests were held in Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Perambalur, Pudukottai and Tiruvarur districts. In Tiruchi, a group of 55 members of the Cauvery Rights Retrieval Committee staged a protest near the central bus stand. They were led by the Tamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam president M.P. Chinnadurai. The police arrested them. 

The protests by the Cauvery Rights Retrieval Committee members in Thanjavur district were held in Thanjavur, Sengipatti, Budalur and Melaulur. The stir held near the Thanjavur railway junction was led by the Tamizh Desiya Periyakkam town secretary L. Ramasamy. About 40 members of the Viduthalai Tamizh Puligal Katchi led by its founder Kudanthai Arasan staged a road roko against the bills leading to their arrest.

A group of farmers affiliated to the Cauvery Vivasayigal Paadhugaapu Sangam led by its district secretary Sundara Vimalanathan staged a demonstration near the Kumbakonam Head Post Office in Thanjavur district. A group of members of the Vivasaya Paadhukaapur Sangam affiliated to the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi staged a protest at Orathanadu in Thanjavur district. 

The Cauvery Rights Retrieval Committee members burnt copies of the bills at Mannargudi in Tiruvarur district. The protesters were led by the outfit’s chief advisor Bharathiselvan. The functionaries of the Social Democratic Party of India resorted to protests on the same issue in Tiruchi, Pudukottai, Thanjavur and in Tiruvarur. 

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