Zooming in protest for water

BANGALORE: On Wednesday, a group of bikers representing Peoples Campaign for Right to Water rode through the city bearing blue flags and placards, and distributing pamphlets. The pamphle

Published: 26th January 2012 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:22 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: On Wednesday, a group of bikers representing Peoples Campaign for Right to Water rode through the city bearing blue flags and placards, and distributing pamphlets.

The pamphlets asked people to wake up to the privatisation of water and its adverse impact in a city like Bangalore, which is already reeling from acute

water shortage.

Bangalore is hosting the World Water Summit from February 1-3 at Hotel Lalit Ashok, where “Leading water investors, technocrats and entrepreneurs will come together to generate the right ideas for water security,” stated the pamphlet.

Protesting against this, the rally began at Town Hall and proceeded to cover the entire city. They submitted a memorandum against privatisation of water to the Chief Engineer of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Managing Director of Karnataka Water Supply and Drainage Board.

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