Karunanidhi will be buried at Marina, Stalin breaks down after Madras HC's verdict
Chennai, Aug 8: DMK Working President MK Stalin burst into tears after Madras High Court's verdict to allow the burial of former CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai's Marina beach.
The Madras High Court ordered that there was no impediment to bury Karunanidhi's body in Marina. "The government is hereby directed to allow land forthwith, the high court said.
The court also directed that the government allot land forthwith at Marina. The order was passed while allowing a petition filed by the DMK which challenged the government's order of not allowing the burial at Marina.
With this order, Karunanidhi would be laid to rest at the Marina where other leaders such as C N Annadurai, M G Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa were buried.
DMK's lawyer, V Kannadasan, said, "The DMK's plea for the burial of Kalaignar's body near Anna memorial has been accepted by the Madras High Court. The court further directed Tamil Nadu government to ensure & establish a memorial for Kalaignar's."
DMK supporters celebrate
DMK supporters celebrate outside the high court following Madras High Court's verdict to allow the burial of former CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai's Marina beach.
Karunanidhi's body has been kept at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.
PM Modi pays last respects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai's Rajaji Hall.
Rapid Action Force
Rapid Action Force has been deployed outside Anna memorial at Marina beach in Chennai.