The Madras High Court on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 has allowed DMK president and five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – M Karunanidhi to be laid to rest on Marina beach.
The order has been pronounced on an urgent plea filed by DMK lawyers at 10:30 PM on Tuesday after AIDMK government announced its inability to allot space near Anna Samadhi (memorial of on his mentor C N Annadurai) on Marina beach.
Further, the High Court bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice S S Sundar dismissed all the pending petitions challenging burials on the Marina beach.
The special sitting of the court that commenced late last night was adjourned at 1:15 AM and then resumed at 8 AM.
- Karunanidhi, died at 6: 10 PM on Tuesday (August 7th, 2018) after battling infection and other age-related ailments, he was 94-years old.
The parliament has been adjourned for a day after paying tributes to the former Chief Minister.