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Coimbatore: 700 DMK workers detained for protesting against water crisis

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Around 700 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party workers, who held protests outside the Coimbatore City Corporation Office (CCCO) against the acute water crisis in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, were first detained and later released by police.

"We have detained around 700 workers who were protesting outside the Coimbatore City Corporation Office (CCCO) against the acute water crisis in Tamil Nadu. We released them later," police said.

The protest was held to urge the CCCO to take steps to resolve the water crisis affecting the state.

"Water management is a crucial subject. We are doing all that we can despite the deficient rain. We have over 400 water tanks distributing water in the state," Tamil Nadu minister D Jayakumar had said.

The protestors waved DMK flags and held bright plastic pots over their heads to make a vivid display of the protest against the water crisis.

The protests took place in the wake of the scarce water supply in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This water crisis seems to be a pressing issue in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu as well. Karnataka too is suffering from acute water crises caused by drought in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 20 2019. 04:55 IST
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