PMK to hold demo on Hogenakkal issue Apr 4

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Tindivanam, Apr 1 (UNI) The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) will hold demonstrations on April four to condemn the violence against Tamils in Karnataka in connection with the Hogenakkal Project on River Cauvery.

In a statement, PMK Founder-Leader S Ramadoss asked partymen and people to participate in large numbers to teach a lesson to politicans inciting violence against the Tamils to gain political mileage.

He said the project, designed to solve the drinking water needs of the people of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri Districts of Tamil Nadu, had been taken up after a gap of nearly 50 years with the approval of the Karnataka Government.

The project will only utilise the 'minimum' water from River Cauvery, allocated to Tamil Nadu, he said while accusing the Karnataka Police of remaining mute spectators to the violence unleashed by Kannada chauvinists.

Accusing the national political parties of raking up violence to serve narrow political interests and the leadership remaining unconcerned, Dr Ramadoss warned such behaviour would only endanger the national unity and integrity.

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