Nod to MMK's Hunger Strike Plea

Published: 12th January 2016 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2016 05:32 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Makkal Manadu Katchi (MMK) has been permitted by Madras High Court to stage a hunger strike in the City for three days from January 19 to press the government to bring in the Lokayukta Act and Right to Service Act in the State.

Justice MM Sundresh directed the City Police Commissioner to grant the permission, while disposing of a writ petition from the party, by its vice-president Gopinarayanan, on Monday. Members of MMK could stage the hunger strike between 7 am and 9 pm on January 19, 20 and 21 subject to the other conditions that might be imposed, the Judge added.

According to petitioner, corruption is the root cause of poverty, unemployment, backwardness and other social inequalities and economic disparities. Hence, it wanted to organise many programmes to create awareness about corruption-free governance, more particularly, to bring in Lokayukta and Right to Service Acts. As part of the prgrammes, it had applied for permission to stage a hunger strike for three days.

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