Chennai:  Ahead of its July 4 state wide 'fill the jails' protest against ruling AIADMK over alleged foisting of cases against its leaders, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday reminded party cadres to abide by the party's credo of non-violence during the agitation.
   
"We have said the agitation will be passive resistance. We have never conducted a violent protest or given it a thought. Party cadres should conduct the agitation in a peaceful manner, following the footsteps of Anna (former Chief Minister C N Annadurai)," he told a public meeting here late on Sunday night.
   
DMK had last month announced the state-wide 'Jail Bharo' agitation on July 4 to condemn alleged foisting of cases against senior DMK leaders, including former minister Veerapandi S Arumugam, recently detained under the Goondas Act.
   
The former Chief Minister alleged the AIAMDK government was waiting to arrest his party cadres during the agitation and said DMK was not scared of the "threat" of false cases on them later.

He advised his cadres not to seek bail, if they were arrested while staging protest. The DMK leader also urged Tamils across the world to extend support to the agitation.

(Agencies)

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