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Public meeting to condemn police action against agitators

Written by: Staff

Puducherry, Dec 4 (UNI) Strongly condemning Puducherry senior police officials for their action against the members of the JIPMER Anti-Conversion Peoples Action Committee during their agitation on December one, the Committee decided to organise a public meeting to condemn the police action and to press for the dropping of the proposal to grant autonomous status to JIPMER.

Adressing a press conference here today Committee president and CPI (M) Tamil Nadu State Council member T Murugan said a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Committee here yesterday.

The Committee also demanded proper action against the police officals who assaulted the members of the Committee who came to organise agitation after seeking police permission while, the police had indulged in a compromise talks with the PMK who came to counter the Committee's agitation.

Stating that the police had acted in a partisan manner, Mr Murugan said the entire issue was brought to the notice of the Chief Secretary.

Mr Murugan also said the JIPMER employees would observe a fast infront of the hospital main gate on December 7 to protest against PMK founder leader Dr Ramdoss's reported abusive remarks against the JIPMER employees. Mr Murugan also criticised CPI legislator R Viswanathan for his statement in support of JIPMER autonomy yesterday and said it was Mr D Raja of the CPI who had greeted and supported the agitation by the Committee and wondered whether Mr Viswanathan was disagreeing with the ideals of the party highcommand.

He also charged that as many as 186 notorious rowdies from Tamil Nadu had intruded into Puducherry and were being protected here.


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