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High Range Council lays siege to power stations in Idukki

High Range Council lays siege to power stations in Idukki

Idukki: The 48-hour agitation called by the High Range Protection Council in Idukki continued on Tuesday with the protestors laying siege to the power stations at Pallivasal, Chithirapuram, Chenkulam and Moolamattom.

Thousands took to the streets in Idukki on Monday as part of its 48-hour agitation in what the High Range Protection Council named ‘Occupy the Streets’ stir, which began at Sunday midnight.

The High Ranges Protection Council is observing a 48-hour agitation in protest against the Union government’s decision to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats.

Meanwhile, the KPCC has convened an urgent meeting today at 2 p.m in Thiruvananathapuram to discuss the party's stand on the Kasturirangan report.

The Centre's decision to implement salient recommendations of the Kasturirangan panel on conservation of Western Ghats has sparked protests across Kerala, which has thousands of people living on the slopes of the biodiversity hot spot.

The dawn to dusk hartal called by the LDF on Monday had affected normal life in Kerala with shops downing shutters and public vehicles off the roads.

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