India Karunanidhi funeral LIVE: Two dead, several injured in stampede outside Rajaji Hall

12:16  08 august  2018
12:16  08 august  2018 Source:   indianexpress.com

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Karunanidhi funeral live updates: Madras HC allows burial of Karunanidhi at Marina Beach. People queued up in large numbers early this morning at Rajaji Hall to pay their last respects to DMK president M Karunanidhi who died yesterday after Five people were injured in stampede near Periyar statue.

a man wearing glasses: DMK Patriarch D Karunanidhi passed away after battling illness in Kauvery hospital. (Express photo) © express web desk DMK Patriarch D Karunanidhi passed away after battling illness in Kauvery hospital. (Express photo)

DMK stalwart and five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94 after battling illness for a long time. His demise has left people across Tamil Nadu and hundreds of DMK cadres grieving for their leader.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Chennai today morning and paid tribute to Karunanidhi. He laid a wreath at Karunanidhi’s feet and bowed before his mortal remains and also briefly spoke to his family members. Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee, HD Kumaraswamy are also expected to visit Chennai to pay their respects to late leader.

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Karunanidhi funeral LIVE UPDATES: The Madras High Court is hearing an urgent petition filed by the DMK last night seeking permission to build a memorial at the Marina for their leader. Thousands throng outside Rajaji Hall .

As a mark of respect for the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned after leaders paid respect to Karunanidhi. The Madras High Court, which was hearing a plea over land for burial of M Karunanidhi, allowed Marina burial for the DMK leader.

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Karunanidhi funeral live updates: Madras HC allows burial of Karunanidhi at Marina Beach. People queued up in large numbers early this morning at Rajaji Hall to pay their last respects to DMK Tamil Nadu: Rapid Action Force has been deployed outside Anna memorial at Marina beach in Chennai.

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2:23 PM: Two people were killed and several injured in a stampede outside Rajaji Hall where thousands of DMK supporters had gathered to get a glimpse of M Karunanidhi. The police resorted to lathicharge after failing to control the crowd. Minor scuffles broke out between police personnel and supporters who thronged Rajaji Hall to pay their last respects.

2:29 PM: Rahul Gandhi pays homage to the late DMK leader

2:08 PM: Late DMK chief Karunanidhi's coffin reads, 'Oyamal uzhaithavan, idho ingu oiveduthukondirukiran' which translate to 'The man who slogged ceaselessly is now taking rest here.'

1:49 PM: MK Stalin addresses the crowd outside the Rajaji Hall and asks them to maintain calm. "Those who are in power are trying to create chaos, but you have all shown the strength of the cadres."

1:38 PM: Construction of burial underway

1:25 PM: As the news of the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi trickled in, a pall of gloom descended on his native village Thirukkuvalai in Tamil Nadu. For a village whose identity is synonymous with the name ‘Karunanidhi,’ its residents turned up in large numbers at the DMK chief’s ancestral house to pay tribute. Read More

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1:20 PM: DMK supporter gets his head shaved as a mark of respect

1:13 PM: Police resort to lathi charge at the huge crowd present at Rajaji Hall.

1:04 PM: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other political leaders in the country express sorrow at the demise of Karunanidhi. "The death of M Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and senior politician, deeply disturbed me. I express my deepest sympathy for everyone, including his family and supporters who have been saddened by the loss of Anna," Sirisena tweeted.

12:53 PM: Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi wrote to MK Stalin, expressing her condolences over the death of his father and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. "I am deeply saddened at the passing away of your revered and beloved father, Thiru M Karunanidhi," she wrote. Calling the DMK stalwart, 'a towering figure in the world of politics and public service', she hailed him as a leader who stood for social justice and equality. She further said, "For me, Kalaignar's loss is very personal. He always showed me great kindness and consideration, which I can never forget. He was like a father figure to me."

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12:43 PM: The AIADMK government decided against challenging the Madras High Court order, which allowed the burial of the late veteran leader M Karunanidhi on the Marina beach.

12:39 PM: Following the Madras HC order allowing burial of DMK leader's body on the Marina beach, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "I was unhappy yesterday, as the govt did not allow the Marina beach burial. I had called the CM but he was unavailable. I also personally called the PM in this regard." She further said, "Yesterday, I had gone to their residence to pay tributes to Karunanidhi ji. He was the senior most leader and politician, legendary figure So, it is a great loss."

12:26 PM: Calling it a conspiracy to deny the late DMK chief land for burial on the Marina beach, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewal said, "Huge setback for proxy callers of Delhi Durbar conspiring to deny Kalaignar his rightful Burial place. Rahulji strongly supported the idea of a memorial for Karunanidhi at Marina. Why are Central/State Govts silent? Huge victory of justice for DMK. Long live Kalaignar."

11:15 AM: Here's a list of dignitaries who will fly to Chennai to pay their respects to the DMK stalwart Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Justice (Retd) Sadhasivam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Telangana Chandrashekhar Rao, Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, former Karnataka CM Veerappa Moily, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu

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11:11 AM: Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have been adjourned for the day as a mark for the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi. A slew of politicians including Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal are expected to pay their tribute to the DMK chief.

11:00 AM: Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, a Dravidian Tamil Nationalist political party in Tamil Nadu has called for Bharat Ratna to be conferred upon Karunanidhi. "We also demand that his memorial be made near Anna Samadhi," VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan said, reported ANI.

10:54 AM: Madras High Court's order allowing M Karunanidhi's burial on Marina beach led to emotional scenes at Rajaji Hall, as his son MK Stalin and senior leaders broke into tears. Meanwhile, DMK cadres could be heard raising anti-AIADMK and anti-RSS slogans ahead of PM Modi's arrival at Rajaji Hall.

Watch: Stalin in tears after HC order

(Video by Times of India)

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