Chennai News Live Updates Today November 8: The Supreme Court judgment upholding 10 per cent reservation to people belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) in upper caste in admissions and government jobs is a setback to the century-long social justice struggle, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Monday. Political parties and all like-minded organisations in Tamil Nadu should come together to protect social justice and ensure it is heard across the country, Stalin, who is the president of the ruling DMK said, reacting to the Supreme Court’s Monday judgment upholding the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10 per cent reservation to the EWS in admissions and government jobs.
Meanwhile, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday held route marches in three towns of Tamil Nadu including Cuddalore while the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi distributed copies of ‘Manusmrithi’ to oppose the right wing organisation. Volunteers of the RSS took part in the marches in full uniform of white shirt and khakhi trousers amid tight police security in Cuddalore, Kallakurichi and Perambalur. An RSS release said that the route marches are in commeration of saint Vallalar’s (1823-1874) 200th birth year, Mahatma Gandhi’s 153rd birth year and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of independence. Public meetings were held following the marches.
In other news, more than 95 per cent of the stormwater drainage work have been completed in the city and measures taken to pump the stagnant water out as the Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the coming weeks, said Tamil Nadu Minister P K Sekarbabu on Sunday. The Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments said the second phase of the work on the drains would begin by January or February 2023 once the now ongoing work is fully completed.
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