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World Tamil Meet snowballing into political controversy

[PTI, Sunday, 27 September 2009 06:24 No Comment]

Tamil Nadu Government’s decision to hold the 9th World Tamil Conference in Coimbatore next year is snowballing into a major political controversy with AIADMK outrightly rejecting the move to hold such a meet and other opposition parties questioning its timing citing the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa had sought to know from the Government whether it has got the backing of International Association of Tamil Research (ITAR), saying the organisation can alone conduct such conferences.

She also asked the Government what was the need for the conference when Tamils all over the world were in a "state of distress".

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