TN journalists try to infiltrate into Mullaperiyar dam site


Satellite image of Mullaperiyar Dam
Kottayam (Kerala), Dec 24: With the Mullaperiyar row hurting emotions among residents in both states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, there are certain vested interests who have some hidden agenda in keeping the issue alive in the public space. A curious case emerged when certain Tamil Nadu based journalists tried to infiltrate into the area where the Supreme Court appointed technical expert committee was carrying out a survey of Mullaperiyar Dam and its premises.

As per reports by certain Malayalam media channels, the TN journalists were secretly being transported in the Tamil Nadu Public Works Department boat to the dam site. They were there camouflaged as part of the SC appointed committee. It was also reported that the arrangements for the journalists' safe passage was made by certain officials in the TN PWD department.

Meanwhile, there was drama during the committees survey when the Kerala representatives decided to boycott the survey citing that their views on the matter was not taken into account by the empowered committee.

The incident happened ahead of the SC committee's arrival at the scene. The Kerala Police failed to notice the journalists from the neighbourhood, but the issue was highlighted by Kerala journalists who were covering the matter.

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