MANGALORE : The Coastal Traditional Countryboat Fishermen’s Federation staged a huge protest against the barge that has been set up in mid seas to facilitate the waste disposal pipeline to facilities the Mangalore Special Economic Zone project.
The fishermen who moved towards the barge in boats picketed the same and threatened that they would not allow the pipeline works at any cost. They also pointed out that the assurance given earlier by the former minister Palemar to the Federation that a meeting would be held under the leadership of the Deputy Commissioner to discuss the issue had not been n fulfilled.
“ What we had staged now was just a symbolic protest. But we will go in for a severe means of agitation if our demand is not heard, BK Vasudeva, President of the Federation said.