KARAIKAL: All government offices, schools and other institutions will function normally on Tuesday, District Collector N. Vasanthakumar said here on Monday, despite calls for a self-imposed curfew by the Karaikal Struggle Group.
The Group had called for a voluntary one-day curfew between dawn and dusk on Tuesday to protest against the neglect of the Karaikal district by the Puducherry government.
S. P. Selvashanmugam, convenor, Karaikal Struggle Group, said that the curfew was a form of non-violent protest against the government’s inaction.
The Collector, however, said that such calls were unconstitutional as the power to impose a curfew was vested only with the District Judge.
Hence he said that the call would be ignored and all government institutions and facilities would function normally.