Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Cauvery Row: Man sets himself afire to protest 'inaction' on the issue

Cauvery Row: Man sets himself afire to protest 'inaction' on the issue

A delegation of opposition leaders led by DMK working president MK Stalin called on Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday and demanded his intervention on Cauvery river water dispute.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was informed that it has become hard for the police to handle the situation and the dispute has created a volatile political situation in Chennai. Members of the Karnataka Samrakshana Vedike gathered at Attibele on the inter-state boarder around 9am and started distributing water bottles to everyone in buses from Tamil Nadu. To draw the Centre's attention, activists as well as film stars and opposition parties said IPL matches should not be held in Chennai and disrupted proceedings during the KKR-CSK match on Wednesday.

"Please do the needful as our prime minister and set up the CMB to ensure implementation of the apex court order in letter and spirit", Haasan said.

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Haasan asked Modi to follow the Supreme Court judgement, and also posted an open letter to the Prime minister, in which he wrote "I am sure you will fulfill your duty towards the people and farmers of Tamil Nadu by constituting the Cauvery water Management Board immediately".

What has the Supreme Court said on this? This has been interpreted differently by the governments of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Here are some tweets by leaders across party-lines supporting the protest.

Stalin said that he explained the situation to the Governor and requested that the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) before 3 May - the new deadline given by the Supreme Court to the Centre to present a scheme. The ball is now in the Centre's court on the next course of action in this 121-year-old river water sharing dispute.

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