//Novel form of protest to protest water shortage

Novel form of protest to protest water shortage

Kottayam, Feb 23: Hundreds of women from three drought affected panchayats in the district resorted to a novel form of protest before the collectorate here – they roasted rice and ate it.

The women were from Pullerikunnu, Chunkom and Varisseri panchyats.

Earlier, the women took out a march through the main roads of the city to the main gate of the collectorate by carrying empty pots.

Panchayat ward members roasted the rice and gave it to the panchayat presidents, who in turn distributed it among other members.