Human Chain rally urge Centre to stop Tamils plight:TN CM

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Chennai, Oct 19 (UNI) The Human Chain rally organised here on October 21 was to prevail upon the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre to put an end to the sufferings of Tamils in Sri Lanka, DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said today.

In an epistle to partymen here, he said the AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa had said no purpose would be served by organising the human chain rally, but it is being organised with a purpose.

The rally in the city is to tell the world that the Tamils, not only in the State, but living elsewhere in the world, were agitated over the attacks on their brothers and sisters in the island and wants to an end their sufferings, the DMK leader said.

He said after Ms Jayalalithaa had ridiculed the human chain rally and other political party leaders (DMDK President Vijayakanth) had also belittled the agitation, but it was to show that Tamil Nadu is shedding tears, unable to bear the sufferings of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Mr Karunanidhi said the Sri Lankan Tamils, who had shed their blood and sweat for the development of the island, were being beheaded and massacred in their own land and rendered refugees and the human chain rally in the city was to express our grief and pain.

''The Tamils are agitated over the killings of Tamils in Sri Lanka. We want this news to reach the world and it is for this purpose, the human chain rally is organised'', Mr Karunanidhi said and appealed the people to participate in large numbers and express their solidarity.

In an indirect reference to actor-politician Vijayakanth's remarks that the human chain rally was being organised to divert the attention of the people on the power crisis in the State, Mr Karunanidhi, refused to join issue with him saying, ''let us continue our efforts to put an end to the sufferings of Tamils, ignoring the ignorance of these people''.

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