Ponnamaravathi violence : Tight security, cases filed against 1000 persons

Tamil Nadu police have imposed section 144  in 30 villages in Ponnamaravathi block of Pudukkottai district after violence between two caste groups that broke out on Thursday. Section 144, when enforced, penalizes unlawful assembly of persons armed with weapons that may cause death. Meanwhile, tight security is in place and cases have been filed against around 1000 persons, reports stated.

Violence erupted again in Ponnamaravathi town on Friday after an audio clip containing derogatory comments against a community went viral on Thursday. Normal life was hit as vehicular traffic was completely suspended. A section of protesters allegedly damaged some shops and vehicles in the town. The protesters dispersed after the police promised action.