Top Tamil actors protest in Chennai over Cauvery water issue

Updated:9 months, 1 week ago IST

Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), Apr 08 (ANI): In an ongoing Cauvery issue, prominent Tamil actors, including Vijay, Surya, Sathyaraj, Sivakumar, Nassar, Vishal, Karthi and Sivakarthikeyan joined the protest in Chennai on Sunday against the Centre Government over the delay in the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board. Superstars-turned-politicians Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth also joined the actors. On Friday, a group of farmers in Trichy partially buried themselves in sand to draw the Centre's attention on Cauvery issue. The farmers battled the blazing sun as they wrapped themselves in the hot sand. On February 16, The Supreme Court had asked Centre to form the Cauvery board to implement a scheme for sharing water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for 15 years. The Centre is yet to form the board, the deadline to set up the board lapsed on March 29. Following which, Tamil Nadu government filed the contempt petition against the Centre. The top court will hear the petition on Monday.

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