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Social activist held for begging near collectorate

‘Periyar’ Mani sought money from the public to help the students of government schools, police said.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2016 17:40 IST
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A social activist created a flutter near the District Collector’s office here, standing with a begging bowl, seeking alms, to protest against the state government’s ‘failure’ to allocate adequate funds to state-run schools.

A social activist created a flutter near the District Collector’s office here, standing with a begging bowl, seeking alms, to protest against the state government’s ‘failure’ to allocate adequate funds to state-run schools.

‘Periyar’ Mani sought money from the public to help the students of government schools, police said.

He also displayed a banner which read, “please help by giving alms.”

As the crowd started swelling, police frisked him away and took him into custody for questioning, they said.