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CM warns of action against pro-LTTE activities

[TOI, Friday, 26 December 2008 08:51 No Comment]

Amidst signs of tension between the Congress and pro-LTTE parties, chief minister M Karunanidhi on Thursday warned of legal action against those functioning or speaking in support of banned organisations.

"The DMK does not support those who support organisations banned in India. If anyone speaks or acts in aid of such outfits, the DMK government will not hesitate to act against them as per law," he said in a statement here. "This warning applies to all," he added.

The DMK’s ultimate objective was the protection of Sri Lankan Tamils, Karunanidhi said.

Karunanidhi’s remarks came in the backdrop of the Congress drawing the ire of some parties here for demanding the arrest of those making pro-LTTE utterances. When film director Seeman and Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam functionary Kolathur T S Mani were arrested recently, the Congress was accused of instigating their arrest.

Congress Lok Sabha MP S K Karvendhan complained that his house in Dharapuram in Erode district had been attacked in the early hours by unidentified persons. Party flags in his house were burnt, he said
A group of Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi had last week activists allegedly attacked Sathyamurthy Bhavan, the TNCC headquarters, after Congress leaders demanded the arrest of VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan.

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