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Updated: March 22, 2013 02:01 IST

Endosulfan stir to continue as talks fail

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Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. File photo.
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Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. File photo.

Endosulfan Peedhitha Janakeeya Munnani has announced that it will go ahead with its agitation following failure of talks held with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Thursday.

The Munnani convenor Ambalathara Kunhikrishnan told The Hindu that the Chief Minister had conceded hardly any of their demands. Regarding conduct of another medical camp to identify fresh victims, Mr. Chandy had only promised a decision at the next round of talks on Monday.

So far, assistance recommended by the National Human Rights Commission had been provided to only more than 1,000 victims. The Chief Minister had maintained that assistance to 4,158 victims identified earlier could be assured only after conducting studies.

An official release said the government was considering demands of the agitators, and final decisions would be taken at the meeting called on Monday. There was no cause for concern over continued payment of pensions. The Chief Minister had assured that all possible relief would be provided to the victims.

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