Monday, October 15, 2012

Cases against 8 AIFB members registered

The city police have registered a case against eight members of the All India Forward Bloc’s (AIFB) Tiruchy unit, including a woman, for their alleged remarks against Union finance minister P. Chidambaram.
AIFB activists had staged a demonstration near the railway junction here on Sunday demanding that the international airport in Madurai be named after Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar.
Demonstrators at the protest led by the party’s city secretary, T. Kasimaya Thevar, also demanded that Katchatheevu be reclaimed.
Some party members had threatened that the “party would organise a blockade on November 5 to paralyse Madurai” if the international airport was not named after Thevar.
The AIFB activists alleged that Union minister P. Chidambaram remained a stumbling block to the naming of the airport in Madurai after the late leader Thevar and said that he shouldn’t be allowed to enter the southern districts until the airport was named after Muthuramalinga Thevar.
The activists had also said that if Congress leaders from the Centre and state visit Madurai, they should be chased away.
Subsequently, Can-tonment police registered a case against eight members, including Surendran, Navamani, Maheswaran, Elangovan, Allikodi, Kasimaya Thevar and Ramakrishnan, of the Tiruchy unit of AIFB for holding demonstrations without permission and for speaking in a manner that would incite violence.

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