Chennai, Aug 8: The Madras High Court today allowed a petition filed by the DMK which sought a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to permit the burial of M Karunanidhi at the Marina Beach.
The court has only released the operative portion of the order and said that a detailed order would follow. Here is the full text of what the HC said in the operational portion of the order:
"Upon hearing the learned senior counsel on either side and considering the entire conspectus of the matter, the writ petition is allowed with a direction to the respondent authorities to provide a place for decent burial to lay the mortal remains of (Late) Dr Kalaignar M Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on the Marina Beach, within the precincts of the burial place of the founder of DMK party and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, (Late) Annadurai, namely at Anna Memorial, at Kamraj Salai, Chennai- 600005, in consonance with the rough sketch provided by the petitioner. Such exercise shall be carried out by the respondent authorities forthwith. Considering the exigency involved, the operative portion of the order is released and detailed order will follow."