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Thirumurugan Gandhi released after captivity

Thirumurugan Gandhi released after captivity
Thirumurugan Gandhi released after captivity

According to sources Thirumurugan Gandhi, activist and coordinator of the May 17 Movement, was released from Vellore Central prison on Tuesday after 53 days of imprisonment. Reports added he was arrested from the Bengaluru airport on August 9, following a lookout notice that the Tamilnadu police had issued. Meanwhile the activist has had several cases slapped against him, including one of sedition for protesting against the Chennai-Salem Green corridor and Vedanta’s Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi.

Furthermore the activist’s lawyer C Arun Kumar told that the activist said to travel 9,200 kms in connection with the various cases slapped against him in different districts of the State. Moreover after his release, Thirumurugan was welcomed to a warm reception by his supporters and the SDPI cadre outside the Vellore prison.

Thirumurugan Gandhi released after captivity

Meanwhile when addressing the media after his release, the activist alleged that the TN government was influenced by the Central government and was executing “an anti-people rule by suppressing democracy”. Moreover he also added that the May 17 Movement was ready to face any situation to bring a democratic rule in the state and that it is a transparent movement reflecting the anger and anxieties of the Tamil people.

Thirumurugan Gandhi released after captivity
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