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Jokatte residents thwart SEZ road laying works; protestors detained

Jokatte residents thwart SEZ road laying works; protestors detained

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Sep3, 2015 :  Residents of Jokatte under the leadership of the Democratic Youth Federation of India staged a protest and thwarted the repair works of the approach road leading to SEZ on September 3, Thursday. The agitators led by Muneer Katipalla, District President of the DYFI protested by lying down on the road to obstruct the works.

 Jokatte residents protest 1

 Jokatte residents protest


In fact  Deputy commissioner  AB Ibrahim had ordered to take up the repair works of the road  and had even sought police security  from the Commissioner during the works considering the several protests staged by residents of Jokatte against SEZ  works.

Accordingly the road works were scheduled to begin on Thursday amid heavy police protection when protestors arrived and began to stage a protest.

As many as  18 protests including Muneer Katipalla and eleven women were detained by the police.

Earlier, speaking to the media men present on the occasion,  Muneer Katipalla said  the works were initiated despite the appeal against taking  up any work related to SEZ.

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