SC issues notices to Karunanidhi, Baalu
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and Union Surface Transport Minister TR Baalu among others for defying the court orders against a shutdown in the state on October 1.
The notices were issued on a petition by the AIADMK seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against the two.
The shutdown was called by DMK on Oct 1 in support of the Sethusamudram canal project, aimed at building a shorter navigational route for ships.
Hindu groups and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have protested the cutting of the Rs 240 billion canal through a geographical formation known as Adam's Bridge or Ram Sethu, which they believe was built during Hindu god Ram's time.