Aug 08, 2018
The Madras High Court has finally granted permission for departed DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's burial at the Marina Beach in Chennai. The 94-year-old stalwart politician will be buried next to the memorial of his mentor Anna this evening.
After the Tamilnadu government declined DMK's request to allow Karunanidhi's burial at Marina, the opposition party approached the Madras High Court yesterday evening following Kalaignar's demise. Acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice SS Sundar started hearing the case at Ramesh's residence at around 11:45 pm last night after the DMK's lawyers cautioned the court about the impending law and order situation if the hearing is delayed till Wednesday.
There was a widespread uproar against the ruling AIADMK party's denial to grant permission for Karunanidhi's burial at Marina. DMK and Karunanidhi's supporters have been trending "#Marina4Kalaignar" on social media. A sea of DMK supporters stormed the streets of Chennai and raised slogans against the government.
Karunanidhi's last rites will be performed this evening at the Marina. Currently, several national level political and film celebrities are paying their last respects to Karunanidhi mortal remains at the Rajaji Hall in Chennai. The Tamil Nadu government has announced a public holiday today. The state will observe mourning for the next 7 days as a mark of respect for the legendary politician.