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CPI seeks to withdraw cases against girls

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

today condemned the arrest of two girl students near Salem, who were distributing pamphlets on the ills of methane gas and Hydro Carbon project in Neduvasal.

The students were distributing pamphlets among students when police arrested and registered cases under various sections of IPC, which was condemnable, state secretary, Mutharasan told reporters here.

The arrests were illegal, as the citizens had every rights under constitution to make the people know about the adverse affects of such projects, Mutharasan alleged.

He alleged that the was taking such actions only to please the BJP-led at the Centre.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 17:28 IST