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Stalin breaks down after HC allows Karunanidhi’s burial at Marina beach

The court order also triggered celebration among the DMK cadres who bought back their tears. Cadres raised slogans praising Karunanidhi as soon as the court pronounced its order.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2018 14:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
New Delhi, Hindustan Times
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MK Stalin breaks down after Madras High Court’s verdict to allow the burial of former chief minister M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach. (ANI Photo/Twitter)

M Karunanidhi’s heir apparent MK Stalin broke down as he came to know that the Madras high court allowed his father’s burial at Chennai’s Marina beach.

Former Union minister A Raja explained the high court order to Stalin.

The court order also triggered celebration among the DMK cadres who bought back their tears. Cadres raised slogans praising Karunanidhi as soon as the court pronounced its order.

“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 and establish a memorial for Kalaignar,” ANI quoted DMK’s lawyer V Kannadasan as saying.

The order came as a huge victory for the DMK after the AIADMK government cited environmental rules to disallow Karunanidhi’s burial at Marina beach which is the resting place of three iconic Dravidian leaders.

Karunanidhi’s body is now at the Rajaji hall for the public to pay their last respects. The DMK patriarch died Tuesday evening at the age of 94.

First Published: Aug 08, 2018 11:04 IST