Madaras : Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday passed a government order to withdraw 5,570 cases registered against those who protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), three farm laws, Register of Citizens (NRC), Salem-Chennai eight-lane expressway, methane extraction, Neutrino, and Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. Cases registered by the erstwhile AIADMK regime against the media have also been withdrawn.
The Government Order (GO) signed by Home Secretary S K Prabhakar said the cases have been withdrawn. The cases, which have now been withdrawn, relate to those against freedom of the press, protests against CAA, farm laws, the Neutrino project, the Green Express Corridor, and the methane extraction project.
“The Government, after careful examination, hereby order for the withdrawal of 5570 cases against the freedom of media press (2011-2021) and protesters who protested against three Agricultural Amendment Laws, National Register of Citizens/Citizenship Amendment Act, Eight Lane/Methane/Neutrino and Koodankulam,” Prabhakar said in the GOl
There are 26 cases against media, 2,831 cases against those who protested against the farm bills, 2,282 against the CAA protestors, 405 cases against Eight lanes, Methane and Neutrino protests, and 26 cases against Kudankulam protesters.
Seven hundred life convicts who had been serving life sentences will be released on the occasion of the birth anniversary of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister CN Annadurai on September 15, MK Stalin said during his speech in the assembly on Monday. During his reply to the debate on the demand for grants in the police department, Stalin said the government will take steps to prematurely release the inmates as a gesture of goodwill and on humanitarian grounds
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