The Madras high court granted Nalini Sriharan, who is serving life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, a 30-day parole to make arrangements for her daughter’s marriage. She had sought a parole of six months but was granted 30 days, the maximum allowed under the rules. The court also recorded Nalini’s statement that she would not give any interview to the media nor meet leaders of political parties or any other organisation. The court then granted 10 days’ time for the authorities to process her leave application, including verification of sureties and place of stay. Nalini was permitted to appear in court in person to make her case. She read out her submission in Tamil, pleading with the court to allow her to at least make arrangements for her daughter’s marriage, as she and her husband Srihari alias Murugan never got an opportunity to do anything good for their daughter as responsible parents.