Tamil Nadu traders’ shutdown Friday

October 30th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) A federation of traders’ associations in Tamil Nadu Thursday announced a one-day shutdown seeking the central government’s effective measures to stop attacks on Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.The federation’s leader Vellaiyyan told reporters during an interaction that Friday’s shutdown was necessitated after the ruling DMK MPs’ threat to resign from parliament lapsed without result and the killings in Sri Lanka have gone on unabated.

Over 5,500 affiliates of the federation comprising 2.5 million members would participate in the protest, he added.

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