Vaiko opposes construction of flats on Moolakothalam burial ground

MDMK general secretary Vaiko criticised the move of the slum clearance board to carry out construction activities at the burial ground where several martyrs had been laid to rest.

Published: 14th March 2018 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2018 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

MDMK general secretary Vaiko, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan, CPI state secretary R Muthrasan and Dravidar Kazhagam president K Veeramani during a protest near the Chennai Collectorate on Tuesday | ASHWIN PRASATH

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Opposition party leaders, led by MDMK general secretary Vaiko, staged a demonstration near the Collectorate here on Tuesday to protest against the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board’s move to construct houses by acquiring part of the burial ground at Moolakothalam here.Addressing the participants, he criticised the move of the slum clearance board to carry out construction activities at the burial ground where several martyrs had been laid to rest.

“Martyrs like Thalamuthu Natarajan and Dharmambal were laid to rest here. The slum clearance board is trying to construct houses by demolishing the tombs of the martyrs. It cannot be allowed,” he said. He said that fencing had been made around one-and-a-half acres in the burial ground for building houses.
President of Dravidar Kazhagam K Veeramani, State secretary of CPI R Muthrasan and VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan also addressed the demonstration.

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