PMK to stage protest for caste-based census

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 18:11

Chennai: PMK on Friday said it would stage State-wide protests on September 28 demanding for caste-based census in Tamil Nadu.

Party president G K Mani said that PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss will lead the demonstration at Chennai and himself at Salem.

Party MLAs and other office-bearers would lead the protest in the respective districts, he said in a release here.
Following the Vanniyar Association protest in 1989, when Tamil Nadu was under Governor Rule, then Governor PC Alexander had announced conducting caste-based census for offering reservation but that was put in the backburner after elections held that year, Mr. Mani said.

No such census had been conducted in Tamil Nadu since 1931, he said.


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First Published: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 18:11

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