Friday, November 15, 2013

Mullivaikkal: demolition condemned

Various political party leaders who met here on Wednesday decided to organise an agitation and a meeting condemning the demolition of compound wall of Mullivaikkal Memorial.

P. Maniarasan, President of Thamizh Desa Poduvudamaikatchi, said that Thirugnanam, district secretary of CPI, and Murali Ganesh of Bharathiya Janata Party participated in the meeting. “Condemnation meetings will be held throughout Tamil Nadu,” said Mr. Maniarasan.

Police pickets have been posted on Thursday around Mullivaikkal Memorial here, following demolition of a portion of the compound wall.

About 200 policemen were on duty under the supervision of two Superintendents of Police — G. Dharmarajan (Thanjavur) and Kaliraj Maheshkumar (Tiruvarur).

Barricades were put up on the road and people were not allowed to enter the memorial premises till 11 a.m. on Thursday. Later, the people were allowed with police regulation. The police are keeping a round-the-clock vigil on the spot.

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