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Over 500 prisoners observe fast on Dam issue

Over 500 prisoners lodged in the central prison in Coimbatore on Saturday boycotted their breakfast and lunch, to protest against the Kerala Government's stance on Mullaperiyar Dam issue.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2012 15:08 IST

Over 500 prisoners lodged in the central prison in Coimbatore on Saturday boycotted their breakfast and lunch, to protest against the Kerala Government's stance on Mullaperiyar Dam issue.

As a section of prisoners decided to boycott breakfast, more prisoners and undertrials joined them by expressing solidarity and sought to protect the rights of Tamil Nadu over the dam and continued the boycott of lunch also.

Though the officials tried to persuade the prisoners to not to boycott the food, they were firm on their stand and informed that they will take only dinner, the sources said.