Karuna urges cadres to conduct July 4 agitation peacefully

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Chennai, Jul 1: Ahead of its Jul 4 state wide 'fill the jails' protest against ruling AIADMK over alleged foisting of cases against its leaders, DMK President M Karunanidhi reminded party cadres to abide by the party's credo of non-violence during the agitation.

"We have said the agitation will be passive resistance. We have never conducted a violent protest or given it a thought. Party cadres should conduct the agitation in a peaceful manner, following the footsteps of Anna (former Chief Minister CN Annadurai)" he told a public meeting here on Sunday.

DMK had last month announced the state-wide 'Jail Bharo' agitation on Jul 4 to condemn 'foisting' of cases against senior DMK leaders, including former minister Veerapandi S Arumugam, recently detained under the Goondas Act. The former Chief Minister alleged the AIAMDK government was waiting to arrest his party cadres during the agitation and said DMK was not scared of the 'threat' of false cases being foisted on them later.

He also advised his cadres not to seek bail, if they were arrested while staging the protests. The DMK leader also urged Tamils across the world to extend support to the agitation.


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