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SC issues notices to Karunanidhi, Baalu

SC issues notices to the duo for defying the court orders against a shutdown in the state on October 1.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2007 12:46 PM IST

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.

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