Monday, November 5, 2012

Thevar outfits call for state wide bandh on nov 7

Various Thevar outfits in Tamil Nadu today called for a state-wide bandh on November 7 to protest the killing of seven of their community members in caste related violence during Thevar jayanthi celebrations in the last week of October and demanding a judicial probe into it. 

Speaking to reporters here, P V Kathiravan, MLA and Thevar community leaders B T Arasakumar and Sridhar Vandayar alleged that there was a conspiracy to disturb the unity among their community. There was need to find out the culprits behind the violence, espcially those behind the Petrol bomb attack on a car, in which three were killed and 17 were injured,they said. 

They also demanded more compensation to the victims,and treatment for those injured in the attack. 

The leaders also decided to hold a public meeting here on Nov 9 to condemn the attacks.  

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