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Forty Years Ago, January 1, 1981: Tamil Nadu bandh

Five persons were killed and about 14 injured in violent incidents that marked the one-day band called by the Tamilaga Vivasiyagal Sangham led by C Narayanswami Naidu.

By: Editorial | January 1, 2021 12:05:00 am
Express front page, Janauary 01, 1981. (Archive)

Five persons were killed and about 14 injured in violent incidents that marked the one-day band called by the Tamilaga Vivasiyagal Sangham led by C Narayanswami Naidu. More than 1,000 people have been arrested taking the total number of arrests since the agitation began to 8,000. The association of farmers had given the bandh call in the culmination of an eight-day protest to stop the supply of essentials in urban areas. Their protest is against the discontinuation of power supply to pumpsets for non-payment of dues. The agitation has affected the rural areas in all districts of the state barring the Nilgiris, Puddokaotai, Thanjavur and Kanyakumari. Cases of picketing buses were also reported from multiple districts.

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