The ministry of Higher Education and the University Grant Commission have directed the Administration of University to impose an interim ban on the construction of a Mulliwaikkal Memorial by students of the University. Thousands of thousands of people including the relatives of University students were killed at Mulliwaikkal. Students arranged to construct a memorial for the people killed in Mulliwaikkal within the University Premises.
However, the University Administration had a discussion with the students and allowed them to construct the intended Memorial near the memorial for Maveerars. Students were constructing the Memorial near the Memorial for Maveerars when the Ministry’s and the UGC’s direction came to the Administration to impose an interim ban on the construction.
Although, the students said that they received any order directly, they have suspended the construction.