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Madras HC allows Karunanidhi's burial on Marina Beach

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today allowed the burial of DMK chief M Karunanidhi on the Marina Beach.

A division bench of the court comprising Acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and S S Sundar passed the order on a petition filed by the DMK at a special hearing.

Tamil Nadu's main opposition party had moved the court last night after the rejected its request for allowing the burial of Karunanidhi on the famed Marina sands alongside his mentor and former C N Annadurai.

Earlier, soon after the court resumed the hearing on the DMK's plea, which was adjourned in the wee hours today, all five petitions challenging former late Jayalalithaa's burial at the Marina on different grounds were dismissed as withdrawn.

These petitions had been cited by the government for denying permission to bury the DMK stalwart on the beach, which also has memorials to former chief ministers M G and his protegee

Defending its decision the said the previous DMK government headed by Karunanidhi had turned down a plea for burying late M G Ramachandran's wife on ground she was not a sitting CM.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 11:06 IST