‘Supporting LTTE will invite stern action’
Tamil Nadu’s DMK Government yesterday warned of stern action against
those who speak in support of banned outfits.
“Any speech supporting the banned outfits or propagating their ideals
is a crime under the Unlawful Prevention Act and legal action will be
taken against those who indulge in such acts,” Law Minister Duraimurugan
told the Assembly, without making a direct reference to the LTTE.
His statement assumes significance in the wake of the Congress’
demand for the arrest of Thol Tirumavalavan, leader of the Viduthalai
Chiruthigal Katchi (VCK), another DMK ally, for his speech at a public
meeting recently, seeking revocation of the ban on the Tigers.
Yesterday, Congress members walked out of the house, dissatisfied
with the explanation offered by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on the LTTE