25 Dec 2014

Political parties’ stage demonstration in Puducherry

PUDUCHERRY, December 25, 2014

Left parties and VCK stage a joint stir in front of the Head Post Office in Puducherry on Wednesday. Photo: T. Singaravelou

Protestors want Union government to pass legislation and take over administration of Ashram.

Activists of the CPI, CPI (M) and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) on Wednesday staged a demonstration in front of the head post office here demanding the Union Government to enact a special Legislation to administer Sri Aurobindo Ashram. 

The protestors alleged that mysterious deaths and sexual harassments allegedly had been occurring in the Ashram and now three women had committed suicide after being evicted from the premises. 

CBI probe
The Puducherry government should order a CBI probe into the deaths. The Union government should pass legislation and take over the administration of the Ashram by appointing an IAS officer. The Left parties also demanded the government to hand over the probe in the child sex racket and CENTAC scam to the CBI. 

They also criticised the government for failing to take steps to write off the entire debt of Puducherry which had gone up to Rs.6,300 crores. 


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