Puducherry sisters death: political parties demand action

December 19, 2014 09:50 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:54 pm IST - PUDUCHERRY:

Major political parties and a ruling party MLA staged protests here on Thursday demanding strong action against the management of Sri Aurobindo Ashram for the death of three persons who were evicted from the Ashram.

Ruling party MLA and Government Whip G.Nehru visited the family members who were under treatment in Government General Hospital. Later he and his supporters staged a protest near the Head-Post Office condemning the management of the Ashram.

Talking to reporters, Mr. Nehru said, “Several irregularities have been continuously occurring in the Ashram. The trustees should be removed and an IAS officer appointed to administer the Ashram. The Central Government also should step in and order appropriate enquiry into alleged irregularities.”

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam unit secretary P.Purushothaman condemned the police for the death of three persons. In a statement, he said when the sisters stated that they would commit suicide, the police should have taken it seriously. After arresting them on Wednesday, the police could have kept the sisters in special home meant for women and should have counselled.

“Only because of the police do not take similar incidents seriously, such unfortunate incidents have been continuously recurring. In Tamil Nadu, All Women Police Stations are functioning whereas Puducherry police is not showing any attention on women police. It is highly condemnable that government failed to protect the women”, said Mr. Purushothaman.

Cadres of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam under former MLA R. Siva picketed before the Head Post demanding the Ashram to be brought under government control.

Mr.Siva said even after receipt of several complaints against the Ashram, the governments have not taken action. The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) should conduct a thorough probe into all complaints. The Union Territory Government should bring the Ashram under its control.”

CPM unit secretary Rajangam and his party cadre conducted demonstration in front of Government General Hospital demanding CBI enquiry into the death of three persons.

CPI faulted police for its failure to save the two sisters and their mother who committed suicide after being evicted from the Aurobindo Ashram.

R.Viswanathan, party’s local unit Secretary, in a press release said that when police took steps to evict them, the sisters had objected and sought permission to stay in their quarters. They had made it clear they would commit suicide if they were evicted, he said.

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