Karunanidhi to be laid to rest at Marina beach


Chennai: Putting an end to uncertainty, the Madras High Court has ruled that the body of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi will be buried at the Marina Beach.

After hearing arguments at length the court said that there is no impediment on burying the body at the Marina. The court also directed that the government allot land forthwith at Marina.

The order was passed while allowing a petition filed by the DMK which challenged the government’s order of not allowing the burial at Marina.

With this order Karunanidhi would be laid to rest at the Marina where other leaders such as C N Annadurai, M G Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa were buried.

In an emergency hearing on Wednesday regarding the allotment of land for burying the mortal remains of Karunanidhi, a bench consisting of Acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice SS Sundar ordered in favour of the DMK’s petition requesting the court to overturn Tamil Nadu government’s decision denying burial to the Dravidian stalwart near Anna memorial.

As soon as the court made its announcement, Karunanidhi’s family including MK Stalin and Kanimozhi and DMK supporters broke down and cheered at the Rajaji hall where Karunanidhi’s mortal remains are kept.

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