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Oppn parties in TN condemn police action against anti-CAA

Oppn parties in TN condemn police action against anti-CAA

Opposition parties led by the DMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday lashed out at the police action

against anti-CAA protesters here, and sought action against those police personnel who allegedly used force against the

agitators. DMK President M K Stalin said the protests were being

held in a peaceful manner and sought to know why the police used force to disperse them.

However, BJP leader H Raja slammed the attack on police personnel, in which four including a woman Joint Commissioner

sustained injuries. "Lathicharge was done unnecessarily on the peaceful

people for no reason and this prompted people across the state to take to the streets," Stalin said in a statement.

On Friday,an anti-CAA protest by Muslims had turned violent when a group of protesters clashed with police

here, leaving four personnel injured. The incident had led to sporadic protests across Tamil

Nadu, including at Washermanpet in the city, where the violence erupted, but protesters subsequently called off the

agitation, following talks with City Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan.

Agitators had alleged that police used force against them.

Stalin demanded that any cases in this connection should also be withdrawn and sought action against policemen who

allegedly resorted to lathicharge. Hitting out at the AIADMK, the DMK chief said while the

ruling party had voted in favour of the amended Citizenship Act in the Parliament, it was also not enacting an Assembly

resolution against CAA, a demand putforth by his party. Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran

also targeted the government over the handling of the protest.

"Using force in peaceful protests amounts to stirring up a hornet's nest," the independent legislator said in a

statement. He wished such incidents did not repeat.

The Vaiko-led MDMK adopted a resolution in its district secretaries meeting, slamming the police for allegedly using

force against protestors. BJP leader H Raja, whose party is an ally of the

AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, slammed the violence against police personnel in the protests.

In a tweet, he said "rioters should be dealt with an iron fist." PTI SA


(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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