IT Capital to have a separate place for agitation

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Bangalore, Oct 28 (UNI) City Police have appealed the State Government to provide a seperate place in the city preferably at the premises of the old Central Jail, for public demonstration and protest to express their grievances Police Commissioner's proposal said here today.

City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidri. in a letter written to the Chief Secretary, copy of which was released to the press here today, said that such a request was made keeping in view of the lot of inconvenience to the general public due to agitation, protest rallies and processions.

He said that the proposed a seperate place for facilitating public protest, agitation and rallies will have drinking and toilet facilities. It would be easy for the city police also to maintain law and order, traffic regulation and also security to the agitators if a seperate and dedicated place was identified for the purpose, he said.

"In a democratic polity like ours, it is not possible to suppress to prevent agitation, processions and public meetings which are held by various pressure groups like farmers, labours, students, political parties and others. Proper opportunity will have to be given for them to air their grievances at an appropriate place and in many agitation more than 10,000 and more are participating." UNI MSP MV TS1526

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