Pro-govt intellectuals does rally for peace in nandigram

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Kolkata, Nov 15(UNI) Taking to the street a sharp divide among the intelligentsia over the Nandigram issue, a section of city glitteratis walked in a procession here today countering yesterday's anti-Government march by artistes and intellecutals.

Even though the silent procession, also joined by people from other sections of society, fell far short in strength as compared to yesterday's, it was no less in glamour and aura.

Actor Mithun Chakraborty, magician PC Sarkar (Junior), film personalities Saumitra Chattopadhyay, Mrinal Sen, Tarun Majumdar, Dilip Roy, Biplab Chattopadhyay, litterateurs Abul Basar and Subodh Sarkar and footballers PK Banerjee and Chuni Goswami were among those who attended the procession, called in protest against the attempt to create disturbances in the state.

"Let the evicted ones return home. We want peace and development in Nandigram," said the main placard carried by the processionists.

"I am against any kind of violence anywhere and I am for peace," Mithun Chakraborty said at the end of the procession.


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