Court asks student to memorise Tamil treatise as penalty

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Usilampatti (TN), Feb 24: With a view to reform an 18-year-old college student involved in a group clash, a local court on Wednesday, Feb 24 asked him to memorise 100 couplets from Tamil treatise 'Thirukkural', while granting him bail.

Judicial magistrate Vivekanandar, who did not want Shenbagamurthy to appear before police "considering his tender age", directed him to memorise 100 Thirukkural couplets along with their meaning and appear before the court on March 7.


Police had registered cases against 10 people and produced Shenbagamurthy in court in connection with the recent group clash here, in which one student was injured.

The magistrate observed that if a young boy is asked to sign at the police station, he may be affected psychologically. "Considering the tender age of the student, he is directed to memorise 100 Tirukural couplets on topics, including discipline, Vekulaamai (not getting angry), Theevinai (Unworthy act), Oppuravu (help), Kutram kadithal (punishment for crimes)."

The student should be produced before the court on March 7, the judge said.


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