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Experts say that the campaign’s shortcomings largely lie with its sole focus on riverside afforestation and poor accountability of its management system.

Cauvery Calling, a campaign by Isha Foundation that has proposed to plant 242 crore trees along the entire length of the Cauvery river bed, cannot possibly achieve its aim of revitalising the river with its unscientific approach, said experts and activists at a seminar organised by the Asian College of Journalism and the Coalition for Environmental Justice in Chennai on Saturday.

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The Madras High Court issued notices to Chennai’s police commissioner and the Superintendents of Police of Kanchipuram and Villupuram districts in the matter.

Two days after Mugilan — the activist who alleged that senior police officers were involved in the Sterlite firing — went missing, the Madras High Court issued notices to the Commissioner of Police, Chennai and the Superintendents of Police of Kanchipuram and Villupuram districts based on a habeas corpus petition filed in the court.

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