50 NTK activists held for protesting Rajapakse's visits
As many as 50 activists of Naam Thamizhar Katchi were arrested here for staging a rail roko to protest the BJP Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's decision to invite Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa to his cabinet's swearing-in ceremony on May 26.
The activists, shouting slogans, sat on the rail track in front of the Puducherry-Tirupathi express yesterday. However, police arrested and removed them.
The NTK leader, Mohammed Raffique said the BJP is also towing the same line as the Congress, which took an anti-Tamil stand during the closing stages of war in the Island nation.
He said the Lankan president should be tried for war crimes and responsible for the killing of over 45,000 innocent Tamils in last days of the war.
He said by inviting the Lankan president, BJP has insulted the people of Tamil Nadu and hurt the sentiments of diaspora living in different parts of the world.
(Posted on 26-05-2014)