AIADMK moves SC against DMK's bandh on Oct 1

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The AIADMK today moved the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court order permitting the ruling DMK and its allies like the Congress, CPM, CPI and the PMK to go ahead with the statewide 12-hour 'bandh' in Tamil Nadu on October 1 to press their demand for the implementation of Sethusamudram project.

The AIADMK in its petition had expressed the apprehension of widespread violence during the 'bandh'. The petition is likely to come up for a hearing on Monday.

In its order yesterday, the Madras High Court directed the state Chief Secretary to ensure that no inconvenience was caused to the people during the 'bandh' and essential services like water, electricity, communication, hospitals and transport should be exempted from the strike.

The HC also directed the Chief Secretary and the Tamil Nadu Director General of Police to protect the people against any violence by DMK supporters and to ensure the protecion of public during the 'bandh'.

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy and the AIADMK were, however, seeking directions to the DMK and its allies not to organise the 'bandh'.

According to the AIADMK, ''the call for 'bandh' is unconstitutional and violative of the SC directions not to damage the Ram Sethu in any manner during dredging.'' UNI

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