Nedumaran and supporters held for supporting Tigers
CHENNAI: Tamil nationalist leader Pazha Nedumaran and at least 164
members of his outfit were held on Saturday for staging a demonstration
in support of the Tigers and against the Sri Lankan and Indian
They were released at night.
Nedumaran and members of his Tamil Desiya Iyakkam (Tamil nationalist
movement) including a dozen women, had raised slogans in favour of the
Police said several “pro-Lankan Tamil groups”, including Viduthalai
Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK-Dalit Panther) supporters, tried to stage a
demonstration at the Memorial Hall near the railway station without
The groups were also protesting the sale of arms by India to Sri
Lanka. Visiting Highways Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, meanwhile,
maintained that the frequent attacks on Indian fishermen were carried
out by the LTTE and not by the Sri Lankan Navy.