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Tamil Nadu film director Seeman arrested, detained

[TamilNet, Monday, 12 July 2010 13:37 No Comment]

Tamil Nadu police have arrested and detained popular film director and Tamil activist Seeman Monday allegedly for inciting violence, sources in Chennai said. Seeman was arrested before he could make public his report of the killing of 561 innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), in a press conference in Chennai, the sources added. Seeman said that there is no point in arresting a person who urges Tamil Nadu and Central governments to solve the problems of Tamil Nadu fishermen without attempting to find a just solution, the sources in Chennai further said.

The court directed Seeman to be detained in remand prison until 23 July.

Seeman, taken to Puzhal prison first, was later transferred to Thiruchchi prison for reasons unknown.

Fifty fishermen from Tamil Nadu were injured when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval (SLN) personnel while fishing off Katchathivu Island, PTI reported Sunday, citing Indian Fisheries department officials.

Hundreds of Indian fishermen, and many more Tamil fishermen in Sri Lanka, have been killed or wounded in SLN attacks over several years.

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