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Jayalalithaa warns strict action against PMK activists for violence in Marakkanam

Chennai, Apr 30 (): Warning the Pattali Makkal Katchi activists, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday has cautioned the activists saying that severe action would be taken against the people who indulge in violence and try to create disturbance in the state.

She said that her government will not hesitate to punish those who prompted innocent people on communal lines for their own welfare. While responding to the incident that took place in Marakkanam, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said that she would enforce preventive detention laws against the activists who disturb harmony and peace in the society.

On April 25 on the day of Chitra Pournami, violence broke out in Marakkanam when a youth festival was organized by the PMK and Vanniyar Sangam in Mamallapuram, in which three persons were dead and some dalits houses were also set on fire by the activists.

Following the violence, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced a compensation of Rs 25,000 to each of the families of the deceased and also promised to construct green houses for the Dalits whose houses were burnt by the violent mob.

Holding the organizer responsible for the incident which took place in Marakkanam, Jayalalithaa said that the organizers violated the law by not ending the meeting at 10:00 pm in which PMK founder S. Ramadoss himself addressed the gathering till11.30 p.m.

Ramadoss who not only violated the rule by conducting a meeting after 10:00 pm but also threatened the police challenging them to file a case against him will have to face legal action, said Jayalalithaa.

The TN Chief Minister wondered how Dr. Ramadoss could guide the youth who were in a drunken position. Jayalalithaa expressed her concern saying that even after police denied permission to these events, the organizers approached the HC which granted permission without taking into account their background and past history.