Tamil Nadu activist attempts self-immolation to protest Rajapaksa visit to India
Protesting the scheduled visit of SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India, Vijayaraj, a 26-year-old CITU activist attempted to self-immolate in Salem on Monday, a PTI report said. This attempt comes in the wake of protests of numerous political parties in Tamil Nadu against the genocide-accused Rajapaksa visiting Sanchi in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to lay the foundation stone for a Buddhist University on 19 September.
Mr. Vijayaraj has been admitted to the hospital with 95% burns and is in a critical condition, the PTI report added, citing police sources.
CITU is the trade union wing of the CPI(M).