Plea to Ban DK, TPDK for Hate Speech

Published: 10th June 2014 09:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2014 09:21 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: A petition seeking to proscribe Tamil Nadu’s social respect movement outfit Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) and its offshoot Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) for hurting the sentiments of the Brahmins is being heard by the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench.

A bench comprising Justices V Ramasubramanian and V M Velumani, which initially questioned the maintainability of the petition, later posted it to June 11 for hearing.

The petitioner V Karthikeyan, a Sivakasi-based Brahmin advocate accused the Dravidar Kazhagam and Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam of pursuing a “dangerous policy” against the Brahmins.

According to him, several Brahmins, including sage Agasthiyar, Tamil scholar U Ve Swaminatha Iyer, poet Subramania Bharathi and saint Ramanujam had contributed immensely to the development of Tamil language and served for the downtrodden people.

However, he alleged the leaders of the DK and TPDK were making provocative and inflammatory remarks against Brahmins violating principles of natural

justice and human rights. This disturbed communal harmony and peace. Hence he wanted the two outfits to be listed as “terrorist organisations.”

He had submitted a representation to this effect to the State Home Secretary and Director General of Police but there was no response.

Therefore, the petitioner moved the court.

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