Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Marudhu brothers’ guru puja peaceful

Guru puja of Marudhu Pandiyar brothers passed off peacefully on Monday with no untoward incident reported in Madurai and Sivaganga districts. Though 186 vehicles passed through the check-posts put up by Madurai Rural police this time, the police did not encounter any major problem in regulating them, Superintendent of Police Vijayendra Bidari said. With prohibitory order under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in effect, only private vehicles, and not hired ones, were allowed to proceed to the memorial at Kalaiyarkoil in Sivaganga district. The police had put up 12 check-posts on the district borders. Only those vehicles that had obtained passes from the respective police stations were allowed to proceed after verification of all the documents. Regional Transport Department officials checked the details of the vehicles through online verification of registration numbers. The police have booked a hired vehicle for which the registration board was changed to look like private vehicle, Mr. Bidari said. The number of vehicles in a convoy was restricted to three and those vehicles were not allowed to carry any banner or public address system. About 30 persons staged a road roko on the Ring Road protesting that no separate meeting on conduct of Marudhu brothers guru puja was held by the district administration. A large number of people paid respects to the statue of Marudhu brothers at Teppakulam. Some youths were seen going on two-wheelers, honking horns and shouting slogans. Sivaganga Hundreds of people, mostly youths from various parts of Sivaganga and neighbouring districts, visited the memorial of Maruthu brothers at Kalayarkoil on Monday. Former Union Minister and Congress leader Su. Thirunavukarasar, former Minister Pon. Muthuramalingam, All India Moovendar Munnani Kazhagam founder N. Sethuraman, Moovendar Munnetra Kazhagam president G.M. Sreedhar Vandaiyar, All India Forward Bloc MLA (Usilampatti) P.V. Kathiravan and actor Karunas among others paid tributes to Marudhu brothers. More than 2,000 police personnel, headed by four Additional SPs and 12 DSPs, were on duty.

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