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Hartal against sand-mining at Thottapally

A dawn-to-dusk hartal will be observed in the coastal areas of Alappuzha on Monday by the Janakeeya Samara Samithi against mineral sand-mining at Thottappally.

Dheevara Sabha general secretary V. Dinakaran said here on Saturday that the hartal would be observed between Valiyazheekkal and Pallithode.

“The State government should shelve mineral sand-mining and protect the coast. Protests will also be held across the coastal regions in the State on Monday,” he said.

A dharna was organised under the aegis of the Samara Samithi at the Alappuzha district collectorate on Saturday. On Friday, around 550 trees, mostly casuarina trees, close to the ...

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