Demand for conferring UT status for Karaikal reiterated
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 22:03
Puducherry: The Karaikal Struggle group, comprising freedom fighters and leaders of public opinion, has made a fresh demand for conferring separate Union Territory status on Karaikal, presently an enclave of Union Territory of Puducherry.

The group reiterated its demand that Centre constitute immediately a States Reorganization Commission to go into the demand.

Convener of the KSG S.P.Selvashanmugham said in a release here today that the Group held a meeting and adopted resolutions urging the Centre to depute a high level committee of officers to make an on-the-spot assessment of the demand of the region.

He said KSG also appealed to the Centre to ban import of coal by the port at Vanjoor near Karaikal. The coal deposits were hazardous to people in the neighbourhood.

The KSG would soon take a decision on its poll strategy in the context of the Assembly polls due in May.

R.Ramasubramanian, president of KSG, presided over the meeting.


First Published: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 22:03

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