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Ayyakkannu can't be allowed to protest for more than 5 days: TN govt to HC

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The government today submitted in the that leader P can't be permitted to hold a hunger strike for more than five days on the Cauvery issue, that too not at the here.

P H submitted that the authorities were ready to give permission, provided agreed to protest in select places for a period of five days.

The AAG made the submission when the petition filed by seeking direction to the to permit him to stage a hunger strike at the Marina, demanding constitution of for 90 continuous days came up before Justice T

Justice after directing the AAG to file an affidavit, posted the matter for further hearing to April 17.

It is in this regard, the yesterday advised Ayyakannu's to inform his client not to resort to naked protests, as he did in recently.

According to the petitioner, the CMB is a long-pending demand of

The filed a petition in the seeking constitution of the board to get its due share of water from river Cauvery, he said.

A order had granted six weeks time to the Centre to formulate a scheme to ensure compliance of its 465-page judgement on the decades-old Cauvery dispute.

The deadline expired on March 29.

Yet, the central government failed to constitute the board, Ayyakannu observed.

"Therefore, demanding immediate constitution of CMB, we have planned to observe a hunger strike in Marina," he said.

"Since does not have a vast ground to organise, we might be permitted to stage our protest in Marina," he further submitted.

On February 16, the apex court had raised the 270 tmcft share of Cauvery water for by 14.75 tmcft and reduced Tamil Nadu's share while compensating the latter by allowing extraction of 10 tmcft groundwater from the river basin.

Following last year's massive pro-Jallikattu protests, the police have prohibited protests, demonstration or processions at Marina.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 22:40 IST