VCK announces three phase stir for ceasefire in Lanka

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Chennai, Nov 4 (UNI) Charging the Centre with not taking any steps to end the genocide, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), a strong votary of Eelam Tamils cause, today announced a three-phase agitation with a single point agenda of mounting pressure on the Indian government to bring in ceasefire in the strife-torn Sri Lanka.

In a statement here, VCK President Thol Thirumavalavan said a decision to this effect was taken at the Special executive committee meeting of the party held on October 29.

He said on November 11 the women's wing of the party would observe a day's fast. Subsequently, the Labour wing would stage a protest demonstration on November 11 to be followed by a Student's wing rally on November 18.

Accusing the Centre of being insensitive to the issue despite various forms of agitations, Mr Thirumavalavan said there were no trace of any change in attitude of the Indian and Lankan governments to stop the genocide.

''There are no signs of ending the genocide even after the Lankan envoy Basil Rajapakse visited New Delhi. On the other hand, there has been a spurt in the incidents of bombing in Lanka after his visit and no signs of relenting'', he charged.

''This showed that the Centre, which had been adopting an anti-Tamil stance, had not respected the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu who had been crying hoarse to end the hostilities in Sri Lanka'', he said and added that the three-phase agitation was to mount pressure on the Indian government to bring an end to the killings by ensuring ceasefire in the neighbouring country.

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