Activists of Mysore Amateur Naturalists (MAN) organisation yesterday staged a protest against the fencing of Kukkarahalli Lake in the lake premises here.

The chain-link fence put up by Mysore University around the Lake should be removed as it mars the beauty of the lake. Earlier, people could enjoy the picturesque lake environs but now it seems as if the lake has been confined inside the fence, the demonstrators said and urged the VC of Mysore University to remove the fencing.

Kukkarahalli lake needs to be developed on many fronts. However, the University is wasting funds on putting up the unnecessary fence. The stinking lake water which is full of drainage water and dirt should be cleaned up, and entry of waste water into the lake should be stopped, they added.

On the occasion, signatures were collected from visitors to the lake as part of a campaign. MAN Convenor Manu, artist Badal Nanjundaswamy, Prof. P.V. Nanjaraje Urs, K.S. Narasimhamurthy, environmental expert Ravi, Nanda Halemane and others took part in the protest.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore