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HC objects to farmer leader's plea for 90-day protest at Marina

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today declined to accede to the prayer of leader P on observing a 90-days hunger strike at the Marina here for constitution of the (CMB).

The court also advised him not to resort to naked protests, similar to what he did along with other farmers in the national capital last year.

When the petition by came up, Justice T Raja asked the petitioner's to inform him not to resort to naked protest, and said permission cannot be given to hold protest for 90 days in a public place like

The then directed Ayyakannu's to get instructions from him and inform the court about it by April 13, the exact number of days he proposed to go on fast.

The group led by had in March last year staged novel protests by holding human skulls outside the prime minister's house in New Delhi, stripping naked outside the president's and drinking urine.

The leader submitted that formation of CMB was a long pending demand of the people of

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

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: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:25 IST