Chennai rally to project cause of displaced Tamils

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Chennai, Sep 3 (ANI): Hundreds of activists of Dravidar Kazhagam party took to streets here against central government blaming it for not taking enough measures to urge Sri Lankan government in the resettlement of displaced Tamilians.

The activists of the Dravidar Kazhagam party led by its President K Veeramani marched from the party office to the Chennai Central Railway Station raising slogans to stop the atrocities on their community member in Sri Lanka.

The protestors were arrested, as permission to enter the railway station was not given to them.

"3,00000 Tamils are suffering in Sri Lanka and are facing hardships in the refuge camps. Therefore we and the state demand the central government to take appropriate steps to relocate the Tamil refugees to their houses in north and east of the island nation," said Veeramani.

The protestors raised slogans on the need to save the Tamils and also to stop the cruel treatment meted out to them allegedly by the Sri Lankan security forces.

Sri Lankan Tamils have historical and cultural links with about 60 million Tamils in Tamil Nadu and their fate has political repercussions in India.

Around 300,000 Sri Lankan Tamils were displaced in the final months of the offensive to wipe out the Tamil Tigers rebels, which ended on May 18.

The Sri Lankan government has pledged to resettle at least 80 percent of the total displaced people by the end of the year. (ANI)

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