The Noorani Playground Protection Committee has condemned the arrest of two social activists and senior citizens on the Republic Day for distributing a notice demanding the protection of the playground at Noorani school.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, Committee general convener P. Hakeem said chairman of the Committee P.S. Panikkar, retired Major P.M. Raveendran and his 11-year-old son who came to witness the Republic Day parade at Fort Maidan were arrested by the police. They were taken to the Town South police station and let off later. – Staff Reporter