Will drop cases filed against protesters during AIADMK regime: Stalin | Latest News India

Tamil Nadu chief minister M Ok Stalin on the final day of the present session of the legislative meeting, introduced that cases against those that protested the eight-way Chennai- Salem expressway, Kudankulam nuclear energy plant, hydrocarbon extraction initiatives, the three new farm laws and a number of other others during the earlier AIADMK could be dropped.

“All these cases filed against citizens for protesting will be withdrawn,” Stalin mentioned on Thursday, including that the intention is to uphold their proper and shield the liberty of expression. In the meeting, he additionally introduced that 1,000 crores will likely be allotted to temple renovation within the state.

Activists say that greater than 10,000 cases had been registered against protestors throughout 5 districts in Tamil Nadu the place the Salem-Chennai expressway project minimize by. “We welcome the government dropping cases against us, but this is not a conclusion,” mentioned A Chandramohan, state secretary, All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM).

“The DMK government has to pass a resolution in the legislative assembly insisting that the central government scrap this project. Tamil Nadu revenue department is the local authority to do the land acquisition process. Without the government support, the project by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) cannot implement it.” In December 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the land acquisition notifications for the expressway, partially permitting appeals of the Union authorities and the NHAI and overturned a Madras excessive court docket judgement.

A number of of those protests had been supported by the DMK after they had been within the opposition. When Stalin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month in Delhi, he urged him for a number of centrally sponsored schemes and initiatives to be scrapped, together with the Salem-Chennai expressway. Stalin has already introduced {that a} decision will likely be handed against the farm legal guidelines and the Citizenship Amendment Act within the price range session of the meeting scheduled in July. Earlier on June 13, Stalin wrote to the PM that the state is of the agency view that hydrocarbon initiatives shouldn’t be taken up within the protected agriculture zone within the pursuits of the agrarian group and the ecology of the area.

After coming to energy, Stalin ordered for a lot of the cases to be withdrawn against anti-Sterlite protestors on the eve of the third anniversary in May of the police firing that killed 13 civilians who participated within the demonstration in Thoothukudi district. The new authorities additionally determined to supply no-objection certificates (NOC) to these arrested during the protest for pursuing greater schooling and jobs.

The earlier AIADMK regime, earlier than the meeting elections, had dropped a majority of cases against CAA protestors, Covid-19 lockdown violators and pro-jallikattu activists.

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