Six activists held for opposing privatisation of water

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Mumbai, Nov 15 (UNI) Police today arrested six activists of an NGO for opposing the privatisation of water in the city, allegedly on a complaint filed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

According to a Mumbai Pani and Pani Haq Abhiyan release here today, the activists were arrested on the complaint filed by Madhukar Maruthi Kamble, a BMC hydrualic engineer, who accused them of unlawful assembly, rioting and provoking breach of peace as these activists had participated and raised questions at the public consultation meeting organised by the BMC on Water Sector Reforms in Mumbai on November 13.

The activists were later released in the evening on personal bonds, the statement added.

While condemning the alleged BMC action, the statement accused the civic authorities of stifling the democratic dissent and pushing their privatisation agenda at any cost.


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