Tamil Nadu party seeks ban on Lankan film ‘Prabhakaran’

April 2nd, 2008 - 1:50 am ICT by admin  

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) A Tamil Nadu party Tuesday filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking a ban on the Tamil film “Prabhakaran” made in Sri Lanka, saying it “denigrated” Tamil people. VCK party leader Thol Thirumavalavan, after filing the petition, told reporters, “Though named after Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran, the film denigrates the entire Tamil race.”

“I have filed a plea seeking the court’s direction to order the state government to ban this film like it proscribed Hollywood blockbuster ‘Da Vinci Code’,” the VCK leader added.

The petition may be heard Wednesday.

The LTTE has been banned in India following its role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

The opposition in Tamil Nadu has accused the state government of being soft on the LTTE and allowing its apologists a free run in the state, a charge denied by the ruling DMK.

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