December 3rd, 2011
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Agitated youth congress protestors take over dam shutters

youth congressKumily: Agitating Youth Congress activists march that was staged in protest against the Tamil Nadu stand on the Mullaperiyar issue turned violent. The protestors forcibly shut down the intake water shutters through which water is allowed to flow into Tamil Nadu. More than 200 activists broke through the police barricade and entered the high security regions to shut down the shutters. Forcibly encroaching into the area the Youth Congress planted their flags near the shutters. The shutters are now under the control of protestors.

The Youth Congress leaders who arrived at the spot are trying to bring the situation under control. At a slow pace the protestors are seen to retracting from the dam site. As police could not handle the mob the leaders had to intervene and request its workers to show restraint and protest peacefully. Sources state that there were only 40 police personnel stationed at the site to control the situation.

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