Arrested for trying to stage road roko

MADURAI: At least 600 women and 100 men, claiming to be members of the Anganwadi Employees’ Association and Tamil Nadu Nutrition Employees’ Association, were arrested on Thursday after they attempted to block road traffic near the Anna bus stand here.

Police said the agitators were demanding that they be covered under the family pension scheme and declared government employees.

They were released in the evening. — Special Correspondent

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