Monday, March 18, 2013

Naam Tamilar activists held for attempting to show black flags to Pc

Police detained 19 activists of Naam Tamilar Movement, a pro-Srilankan Tamil outfit for attempting to show "black flags" to Union Finance Minister P.Chidambaram, barely few minutes before his convoy passes through the place of agitation at Periyar Statue, here this evening.

Led by party's Karaikudi Town Coordinator "Sayal" Ram, the agitators assembled near the Periyar Statue, raised slogans against Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for allegedly attempting to shield Srilankan government despite of war crimes and attempted to show black flags to Chidambaram. They also condemned the Centre for giving training to Srilankan soldiers and playing a "mute spectator" role on the attacks against innocent Tamil fishermen by Srilankan navy. Police swung into action, detained the protesters and removed them from the spot.

Meanwhile, enraged over the black flag demonstration, a large number of Congress volunteers resorted to a roadroko agitation, demanding the police to take stern action against the activists. On the intervention of senior police officials, the Congress men withdraw their stir and lodged a complaint against the Naam Tamilar Movement activists.

Chidambaram was in his home-turf to attend a series of programmes, including the consultative meeting of Congress Functionaries and a public meeting to explain the 2013-14 Union budget, here tonight.

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