Cauvery row: Youth immolates self over govt's 'inaction'

Cauvery row: Youth immolates self over govt's 'inaction'

The protest has gone viral online.

Re-tweeting a news report about Modi coming under criticism from local Tamil Nadu (TN) parties over his "security" arrangements, while protesters in Chennai were on the streets fighting for the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), Ramya used the hashtag #GoBackModi. The Prime Minister will also be observing a day-long fast today over the opposition's Parliament boycott. Major forces have been deployed to control the situation if law and order is breached.

The Tamizhar Vazhvuirimai Kootamaippu (TVK), an umbrella outfit of pro-Tamil outfits, and Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi is led by MLA M Thamimun Ansari were among the organisations that staged protests in the vicinity of the Chennai airport.

The actor said he was sure that Modi would fulfil his duty towards the people and farmers of Tamil Nadu by setting up the CMB immediately.

People took to social media to express their anger.

The ongoing Cauvery stir claimed its first victim when a 25-year-old youth allegedly committed self-immolation at Chithode in Erode district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu has been witnessing protests for the past one week urging the Centre to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) in compliance with the February 16 order of the Supreme Court on the water sharing dispute with Karnataka.

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Haasan further said, people of the state believe that there is a delay in Cauvery water issue because of the upcoming elections in Karnataka that are scheduled to take place on May 12.

All the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) matches of CSK will be shifted out of Chennai to Pune in the wake of Tuesday's violence over the Cauvery waters dispute.