Chennai, Nov 18: A week after sporadic protests in Karnataka over the birth anniversary celebrations of the 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan, now a Tamil Nadu-based political outfit Thamilaga Makkal Jananayaka Katchi (TMJK) wants to celebrate his birthday anniversary on Friday, Nov 20.
Ismail, the state deputy general secretary said that it was a secular party and hence it decided to organise a public meeting in Sithur gate, Aliar street, Gudiatham, TOI reported.
Madras HC moved for permission
A petition was filed on Tuesday, Nov 17, in the Madras High Court challenging refusal of police permission to celebrate the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan, in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu.
When the petition by, the social organisation based in Gudiyatham town in Vellore district, came up for hearing, Justice M M Sundresh ordered notice to the jurisdictional police.
The Judge directed the Gudiyatham Police to file its counter and adjourned the matter to November 20.
The petitioner organisation submitted that police had denied permission to it for celebrating Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary stating that law and order problem would arise.
Stating that Tipu Sultan was a freedom fighter who fought against the British, it said that some communal organisations are speaking ill of him just because he was a Muslim.
(With PTI inputs)