Karwar: Fishermen and fisherwomen staged a protest in Karwar, condemning the Sagar Mala Project, an initiative by the Central government, on Monday, January 13. They also demanded a "Karwar bundh".
All the persons protesting against the breakwater construction tender given to a particular company, were detained by the police.
According to reports, at first, the call was only given for protest, but suddenly the protesters demanded for a ‘Karwar bundh’, as a result of which some of the shop owners shut their shops in support.
Protesters asked the officials of the tender company how they began the breakwater construction, while there was no permission from the environment department for the same till January 22. They even demanded that the work be stopped immediately.
Taking stock of the situation and observing the protest beginning to worsen, the police detained the protesters.
Meanwhile, one of the protesters, who fainted, was immediately rushed to the district hospital.
As per reports, there is a tense situation all over the district.
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