Tamil Nadu demonstrators form chain to protest Sri Lanka developments

October 24th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Somnath ChatterjeeChennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Despite a heavy downpour, thousands of people formed a human chain here Friday against the alleged killing of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, a press statement from the ruling DMK said.Apart from Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan, Electricity Minister Arcot N. Veerasamy, Communist Part of India’s state secretary D. Pandian and actress Raadhika Sarath Kumar took part in the protest, the release added.

Sixteen Lok Sabha MPs of the DMK, including seven union ministers, have handed in post-dated resignations to Karunanidhi on the issue. Karunanidhi is yet to decide on handing them over to Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.

The MPs want the central government to take appropriate steps to alleviate the suffering of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

The Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) have distanced themselves from DMK’s decision.

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