Vaiko arrested for protesting Kerala dam

MDMK general secretary Vaiko was arrested along with party workers near Amaravathy check-post, when they were proceeding to Kerala Friday to check whether that state govt was constructing a dam across Pamba river.

Updated: Apr 02, 2010, 13:15 PM IST

Coimbatore: MDMK general secretary Vaiko was
arrested along with about 100 party workers near Amaravathy
check-post, 90 km from here, when they were proceeding to
Kerala Friday to check whether that state government was
constructing a dam across Pamba river which also caters to
thousands of acres for irrigation in TN.

Earlier, addressing party workers Vaiko said that the
reported construction of the dam would deprive water to
thousands of farmers in Tirupur district who were dependent on
the river for irrigation.

If need arose, his party would block supply of essential
commodities being transported to Kerala from Tamil Nadu if it
continued with it efforts to construct the dam.

PTI