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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin Announces Withdrawal Of Cases Against Peaceful Protestors

Stalin, who made the announcement in the assembly session, stated that the cases would be dropped to uphold the rights of protestors.

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin ruled out scope for talks on Medatu Dam on July 19, 2021. (Source: PTI File)

Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Chief Minister M K Stalin announced that police cases filed during the AIADMK rule against peaceful protesters will be withdrawn. This would include those related to protests against the Chennai-Salem highway, Neutrino Observatory and Koodankulam Nuclear Plant.

Stalin, who made the announcement in the assembly session, stated that the cases would be dropped to uphold the rights of protestors.

Stalin also informed that large industries would be set up in northern Tamil Nadu to provide employment opportunities to 22,000 people.

The CM announced the setting up of Post-COVID clinics in Government Medical College Hospitals with specialist doctors to treat the post-COVID complications.

He stated that cases filed against media, and those protesting the three farm laws, and the Citizenship Amendment Act shall be dropped too.

“Cases in connection with protests against Vedanta’s Sterlite unit in Tuticorin have already been withdrawn,” stated the CM.

He recalled his party’s manifesto promise about assuring Rs. 1,000 crore for renovation of temples, and announced that, in the first phase, hundred temples would be renovated at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

He also said that his government is prepared to tackle the anticipated third covid-19 wave. “There should not be a third wave of the virus, but if it was to come, the government is prepared to deal with it,” CM stated.

“On May 7, when the DMK government came in power, the number of fresh cases were about 26,000 and later crossed 36,000. They have gradually fallen below 7,000 due to governments’ efforts and would dip further,” Stalin said.

In the past 47 days, after DMK government took over, 65 lakh vaccine doses have been administered, which is twice the number of doses taken by the people earlier, he added

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(With PTI Inputs)

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