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Jokatte residents stage ‘Handcuff’ protest demanding closure of MRPL’s coke, sulphur units

Jokatte residents stage ‘Handcuff’ protest demanding closure of MRPL’s coke, sulphur units


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Sep 14, 2015: Hundreds of residents of Jokatte who had handcuffed themselves took out a protest march from Chokkabettu to the Suratkal bus stand on September 13, Sunday demanding the closure of the coke and sulphur units of MRPL. They also accused the authorities of being hand in gloves with the MRPL. The protest was organised under the leadership of the DYFI.


Jokatte residents protest


Addressing a protest rally, Muneer Katipalla, District President of the DYFI lashed out at the administration as well as the  Police Department for not coming  to the aid of the people affected by the two plants. The plants have made life difficult for the people and have also posed health hazards to them, he alleged.

He also demanded stern action against Suratkal Police Inspector Cheluvaraj who had reportedly assaulted the Jokatte Panchayat Vice President and further  questioned the police action of registering cases against nearly 20 people for protesting recently.

Imtiyaz, DYFI city unit Chief, Yadav Shetty, Raitha Sangha leader, and several others were present.


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Siri, Bangalore/UK Mon, September-14-2015, 2:46
Government shouldn’t give permission given to such industries in the residential area. It should be set up in the remote area, so that in never harms the public health, nor need of such situation to arise.
Tasneem, Surathkal Mon, September-14-2015, 2:38
When there is harm from MRPL’s sulfur and coke unit why no action is taken on it. Does the company bribe or what else?
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