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According to an official release, Sections 21 and 23 of the Act prohibited gathering of people, conduct of processions and raising slogans, and carrying of deadly weapons.
Meanwhile, of the 160 persons arrested from different police station limits in the city in connection with the Collectorate picketing by toddy tappers on Tuesday, 157 persons have been remanded to two weeks at the Viyyur sub-jail and three to the Juvenile Home, Thrissur. A total of 30 cases have been registered in various police stations. As many as 500 persons are still to be apprehended in this connection.
In a statement here, the Mayor of Thrissur Corporation and Congress leader, Jose Kattookkaran, said that the Government should sympathetically consider the problems of toddy tappers. While democratic method of agitations were welcome, the violence unleashed in the city on Tuesday can only be termed `savage'
The Thrissur MLA, Therambil Ramakrishnan, said in a statement that the violent incidents unleashed by anti-social elements were a disgrace to the `cultural capital of Kerala'.The joint action council of toddy tappers has demanded a judicial inquiry into the incidents.
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