Certain functionaries of the Pattali Makkal Katchi, including the State deputy general secretary Senthamil Selvan, handed over a petition to Superintendent of Police S.Manoharan today, requesting him to lift the prohibitory orders now in force in the district.

‘Hampering duty’

They stated that the ban on holding meetings and rallies had hampered the elected representatives to discharge their democratic duties. As peace was now prevailing in the district the authorities could as well withdraw the orders. Anticipating problem in the wake of the death of I.Elavarasan of Dharmapuri (who committed suicide following his separation of his wife Divya) the district administration has clamped the prohibitory orders.