CHENNAI: Leaders of the Left parties and VCK on Friday met the Director General of Police C Sylendra Babu urging him to permit the social harmony human chain to be held on October 2 to mark Gandhi Jayanti.
"The political parties and organisations involved in the human chain struggle are organisations that have deep faith in secularism and strive for religious harmony and to protect the unity of the people. We would like to point out that it is inappropriate to see communal organisations like RSS and political parties that believe in secularism and religious harmony in the same line. We request you to give permission for the peaceful human chain organised by the Left parties, VCK and secular parties on October 2 at 4 pm across the State," CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan, CPI state secretary R Mutharasan and VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan said in the petition to the DGP. Congress, MDMK, Dravidar Kazhagam, IUML, MMK and TVK will support the human chain.
CPM leader Balakrishnan and VCK chief Thirumavalavan along with leaders of other parties met the DGP.
The police stations across the State have denied permission for the human chain to be held on Gandhi Jayanti.
In a review petition filed in the Madras High Court on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Police, the petition said that a tense situation prevailed after the National Investigation Agency conducted a search in the offices and houses of the PFI and subsequently the organization was banned using the UAPA Act.
The review petition stated that if the RSS is allowed to hold a rally in 50 places across Tamil Nadu on October 2 as per the High Court order, the tension will increase further.
Hence, they sought withdrawal of the court permission. Subsequently the permission was denied to the human chain on behalf of organizations that believe in communal harmony and the Secular Progressive Alliance.