Mullaperiyar issue: Advocates abstain from courts

City advocates abstained from courts, including Madras High Court, sessions courts and tribunals over the contentious Mullaperiyar dam issue.

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2011, 18:46 PM IST

Chennai: City advocates on Monday abstained from
courts, including Madras High Court, sessions courts and
tribunals over the contentious Mullaperiyar dam issue.

The advocates, led by Madras High Court Advocates
Association president G Mohanakrishnan, staged a demonstration
in front of the High Court and also took out a rally in the
court premises.

They also burnt an effigy of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen
Chandy and raised slogans against the centre and Kerala
governments.

The advocates sought an amicable solution to the issue.

Tamil Nadu and Kerala are locked in a row over the dam, with
the latter wanting to dismantle the 116-year-old structure on
safety grounds and construct a new one.

Tamil Nadu is opposed to it, saying the dam is safe.

PTI