Thevar centenary celebrations begin amidst tight security arrangements
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The centenary celebrations of Indian freedom fighter Pasumpon U.Muthuramalingam Thevar begin in Tamil Nadu amidst tight security arrangements. The Chief Minister, M.Karunanidhi as well as the AIADMK supremo J.Jayalalithaa have organized functions in Thevar's native village Pasumpon in Ramanathapuram district in commemoration of this event. Sporadic instances of violence and group clashes have been reported.
U.Muthuramalinga Thevar, prominently known as Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar after his native village Pasumpon in Ramanathapuram district, was born on October 30, 1908 in the southern part of the then Madras province. He was a trade union leader and a close associate of Subash Chandra Bose in the independence movement.
- S.Vijay Kumar. "Violence mars Thevar centenary celebrations" — , October 30, 2007
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