Koose Muniswamy Veerapan commonly known as Veerapan was a dacoit. It took many years to kill him. He is known for Sandalwood smuggling. He is also noted for kidnapping Kannada’s renowed actor Raj Kumar and keeping him in custody for more than 100 days which also raised tension between TamilNadu and Karnataka.
Veerapan eventhough a smuggler, he has raised his voice for Tamilans many times. cauvery dispute is an unending misery for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Once Veerapan had made many demands to government’s of TamilNadu and Karnataka which highlights Cauvery issue.
Demands made by Veerapan:
Demand 1:He Asked For Permanent Solution For Cauvery issue and he claims there should not be any complication in future.
Demand 2:He asked for adequate compensation for Tamil victims of 1991 cauvery riots.
Demand 3:Tamil should be declared as additional administrative language in Karnataka as Tamilans form second majority.
Demand 4:Karnataka should install Thiruvalluvar Statue.
Demand 5:He demanded for compensation to tamilans and SC/ST’s who was killed at that time.
Demand 6:He asked to fix minimum wages for coffee and tea estate workers in TamilNadu and Karnataka.
Once he ruled over the forest areas comprising TamilNadu Kerala, Karnataka. Still many of Tamilans belives him as their hero. But one thing is sure, he took care of Cauvery issue in his own way in his period.