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Lakshadweep houses become “protest camps” | India News

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KOCHI: porches of houses throughout Lakshadweep became “protest camps” on Monday when almost the entire population of the archipelago joined a hunger strike from 6 am to 6 pm in response to a call from the Save Lakshadweep Forum (SLF) leading the agitation against the policies of the administrator Praful K Patel.
As the islanders stayed in their homes in accordance with Covid protocol, their protest caught eyes far beyond the archipelago as images of families held up placards and banners with slogans such as “Understand Lakshadweep,” “Landowners, not renters. “,” Call the administrator. ”And“ Revoke orders against Lakshadweep ”were widely shared on social media. Ten Kerala UDF MPs protested in front of the Lakshadweep administration office in Kochi.
Stores in Lakshadweep remained closed and vehicles remained off the road during the day as trade unions of merchants and car drivers supported the hunger strike. Apart from a discussion with the police about members of the Kavaratti village panchayat dweep organizing a dharna in front of the VDP office, there were no adverse incidents.



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