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Release of Perarivalan is against Dharma: Cong MP

Release of Perarivalan is against Dharma: Cong MP

The Supreme Court has released Perarivalan, a convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination  case citing certain provisions of the law. Although it was right as per law, it was not right according to Dharma, said former Union Minister and Trichy MP S Thirunavukarasar.   Erode South District Congress Committee president Dr. Makkal Rajan started  a padayathra for  250-kilometer from  Kodumudi 10 days ago.  It crossed 250 villages and ended at Perundurai yesterday. 

In the valedictory function, the MP said Rajiv Gandhi was the world leader who impressed the people. He belonged to a traditional family which sacrificed for the country .He took this country on the path of progress .It is very sad that someone involved in his assassination has been released.  Although the court released  him, it did not say he was not guilty.  16 people were killed along with Rajiv and 40 people were severely injured. Former CBI  director Karthikeyan who handled the case clearly noted all evidences were collected about the guilty persons including Perarivalan and charges were proved and on that basis alone they were convicted by the SC. Each  party has its own views.  There are 8 crore people in Tamil Nadu.  Not all of them belong to the parties. The release pained them much.  Celebrating him as a martyr has caused much to  Congress cadres.

Congress opposes any plan to  release  other assassins.  Some cited his health condition and imprisonment for many years on humanitarian ground.  If so, millions of people in Tamil Nadu and India should also be released. Congress wants the guilty should be dealt as per law.  Already, PMK leader Ramdas asked release of Madhayan, brother of sandal brigand Veerappan, who was in prison for over 30 years.  

We are holding protests all over Tamil Nadu yesterday to show our opposition.  I urgeother parties not to celebrate his release, he pleaded. Many including former minister  KV Thangabalu, former MLA Palanichamy, and Youth Congress state president Lenin Prasad attended the function.