The chief of police of Chennai has decided not to give permission for the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation summit organized by the leader of the DMK party M. Karunanidhi.
Sources said permission was denied on various grounds, including security implications, as a large turnout was expected than the venue could accommodate or the organisers had mentioned.
The police decision came late last night hours after the Madras High Court, during the hearing the petition opposing the conference of the TESO, directed the city police chief to pass a detailed order on the representation submitted by the organisers and communicate the decision to them immediately.
Both the Indian Central Government and Tamil Nadu state governments had on Friday submitted court objections to certain aspects of the conference.
The Indian Central Government told the court that it would not allow the organisers, including DMK, to use the word ‘Eelam’ in the heading of the international conference, while the Tamil Nadu state government said it may deny permission for holding the event as the chosen venue was not big enough to accommodate the number of people expected to attend it.