"We have passed a resolution to hold a two-day rail blockade through out Tamil Nadu on 18-18 October", P.K. Deivasigamani, president of Federation of Farmers' Associations, had said on 6 October. The protest has the backing of all the major Opposition parties including DMK and Congress.
A number of political workers belonging to DMK, the Left parties and MDMK have been detained for staging a rail blockade demonstration and attempting to disrupt railway services.
Protests were also seen near or outside several government establishments including railway station in Chennai. Karur district DMK has planned to stage rail roko at Kulithalai station on Tuesday and the district functionaries have called upon their cadre to participate in large numbers.
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"The protest that was called by the farmer's organisations against the Centre has been called to condemn the Centre's decision to oppose the setting up of Cauvery Management Board in the Supreme Court". Leader of opposition in the Assembly and DMK Treasurer, MK Stalin was among those who participated in the protests.
The committee was directed by the Supreme Court to study the ground level situation in the Cauvery basin in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The association also demanded the Centre to constitute the CMB as it had done in the case of Narmada, Krishna and Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal Awards and not discriminate Tamil Nadu alone on extraneous considerations. The team had also inspected the Cauvery basin in Karnataka and will be submitting its report to the Supreme Court on Monday. However, the BJP led government sought modification of the order, leading to widespread criticism in Tamil Nadu.