TAMIL NADU

Bring about change of heart: Gandhi foundation

CHENNAI OCT. 8. The Gandhi Peace Foundation, Chennai, today expressed itself against the general strike called for tomorrow by political parties in Tamil Nadu. In a statement, the secretary, S. Kulandaisamy, said a real victory for Tamil Nadu would come when the people of Karnataka had a change of heart and agreed to release water. Asking Tamil Nadu to use its ``moral rights'' rather than resort to any confrontationist agitation to obtain water, he said such a course, even if it delayed the release of water by a couple of months, could lead to a lasting solution. Obtaining favourable verdicts from the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal and courts would by themselves add strength to Tamil Nadu's demand. The need was to create an awareness among people and mobilise support through opinion-makers.

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