The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government today (17 November) revoked the detention of six farmers belonging to the Tiruvannamalai district under the Goondas Act.
The farmers had protested for over a 100 days against the acquisition of agricultural land for an industrial park by the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT).
Earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had announced a protest against the detention in Tiruvannamalai on 18 November.
BJP state president K Annamalai welcomed the order but questioned the government over the number of farmers being released from detention.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), he said that while the press release stated that the Goondas Act had been revoked against six farmers, earlier reports stated that seven farmers had been detained.
S Rajesh is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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