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26 May 2018, Edition - 1047, Saturday

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  • Cracks emerge between Cong-JDS, rift arises even before floor test, fight over RR Nagar Constituency
  • Bitterness in Cong ahead of trust vote, D K Shivkumar skipped key meet yesterday, ready to rule; Cong house not in order?
  • Ahead of floor test in Karnataka, reports suggest fresh new twist, ‘Cong may not back HDK for 5 years’
  • Fresh Pak provocation along LoC, forces foil infiltration bid in Keran sector, terrorists nabbed by security forces

Coimbatore

150 held in Coimbatore for rail roko bid against SC verdict on SC/ST Act

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : Nearly 150 persons belonging to 10 different political parties and organisations were arrested today when
they attempted to stage rail roko in the city. They were protesting against the dilution of SC/ST Act by Supreme Court.

Led by Thanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhagam general secretary K Ramakrishnan and supported by fringe outfits like Dravidar Vidutalai Kazhakam and Tamil Puligal, the protesters marched towards the railway station.

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Even as the activists were raising slogans against the Centre, a few belonging to Tamil Puligal alighted from Mettupalayam-Coimbatore passenger climbed the engine and raised slogans, police said.

As others also attempted to barge into the station to join the agitators on the track and engine, they were arrested, police added.

COIMBATORE WEATHER