K.V Bhaskaran, State president, Kudumbi Seva Sangam, here on Thursday said that they had no intention to cause difficulty to the judges of the High Court, and were sorry about the inconvenience their march had caused.
“If the idea was to stall the Judges, we would have started our procession at 9.00 a.m, an hour earlier,” said P.R Murali, senior vice president of the Seva Sangam.
City Police Commissioner M.R. Ajith Kumar had told the court that he did not give permission for the procession and that the Seva Sangam activists did not give the police any prior notice about the demonstration or train picketing. The Seva Sangham replied that they had informed the police about the procession well ahead of time. “Our idea was not to cause any kind of nuisance to the public or the police. So, when the Assistant City Commissioner had asked us to redirect the procession route we readily agreed,” said Mr. Bhaskaran.
The protesters had initially planned to cross over to M.G Road and move via Veekshanam Road. This was later, on request, redirected.