Coimbatore: A social activist created aflutter near the District Collector’s office here, standing with a begging bowl, seeking alms, to protest against the state government’s ‘failure’ to allocate adequatec 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. PTI
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