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Kerala Government To Withdraw Cases Recorded During Sabarimala And Protests Against CAA | India News


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ahead of the upcoming state assembly elections, the Kerala government decided on Wednesday to withdraw the cases recorded during Sabarimala and the protests against the CAA in the state, a move that was welcomed by the opposition Congress.
At a cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, it was decided to withdraw “cases that were not of a serious criminal nature,” state government sources told PTI.
Around 2,000 cases related to the Sabarimala upheaval were recorded in various districts of the state during 2018-19.
The Nair Service Society (NSS), a prominent caste-based organization in the state, which was at the forefront of the ‘namajapa yathra’ as part of the Sabarimala agitation, had previously demanded the withdrawal of cases against protesters.
Opposition leader and top congressional leader Ramesh Chennithala said the move was “late-morning wisdom.”

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