The district administration has clamped prohibitory order in Usilampatti from Thursday evening to Saturday evening in view of the death anniversary of Forward Bloc leader Mookiah Thevar on Friday.

The order promulgated under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code banned the movement of volunteers in all kinds of hired vehicles towards Usilampatti and also the movement of more than three vehicles in a convoy.

Collector L. Subramanian issued the order following recommendations made by revenue and police officials. The police feared that movement of people belonging to Mukkulathor community through the villages dominated by Adi Dravidars might trigger law and order problem. Forward Bloc cadre from nearby districts visit Usilampatti to offer their respects to the leader.

The police have cited the animosity prevailing between the Dalits and the Mukkulathors following hurling of a petrol bomb on a van on the Ring Road here on October 30, 2012, in which seven persons were killed and 13 others injured.

Similarly, prohibitory order was issued by the Tirunelveli district administration between August 19 and September 2 in view of the death anniversary of freedom fighter Ondiveeran and the birth anniversary of Puli Thevan.

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