Jal Satyagraha: Govt cuts power in Harda

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 12:26 hrs

Harda: The Madhya Pradesh government has cut power and water supply in Khardana village in an attempt to end the ongoing Jal Satyagraha (water protest) in Harda district of the state, media reports said on Thursday.

According to reports, police teams patrolled Khardana village on Wednesday night.

The government took the step on a day when the protest was cracked down by the police on Wednesday and the agitationists were evicted from the water.

The villagers, especially women in neck-deep water, were forced out of the water by women police while media was also prevented from covering the crackdown fully.

The protestors led by Narmada Bachalo Andolan were demanding that the water level in the Indira Sagar dam should be reduced from 262 to 260 metres to prevent submergence of their villages.

The administration first clamped Section 144 prohibitory orders and then cracked down on the protest.

The proterstors were forced inside ambulances waiting at the site.

The crackdown was supervised by the top cop of the district along with Harda collector Sudam Khade and Harda Sub-Divisional Magistrate Manjusha Rai.

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