Chennai sources stated that the DMK and other opposition parties in Tamilnadu on Wednesday called for a dawn to dusk bandh on May 25, condemning the police action against protesters in Tuticorin, in which 11 people lost their lives in the last two days. Meanwhile the DMK had on Tuesday called for an all-party protest at all the district headquarters on May 25 to condemn the police firing in Tuticorin district.
Furthermore in a statement issued late night on Wednesday, the DMK said instead of the all-party protest, a bandh would be observed on May 25 to condemn the police action and demand the closure of the Sterlite copper smelting plant in Tuticorin district. Further stating that the people living in Tuticorin and its neighboring districts were angered by the police action against the agitators, the release said, "The bandh will also reflect the feelings of Tamils."
As per report "The DMK, the All India
National Congress, the Dravidar Kazhagam, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra
Kazhagam, the CPI, the CPI (M), the Indian Union Muslim League, the Viduthalai
Chiruthaigal Katchi and the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi will participate in the
day long state wide protest".
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