Tamils in Chennai protest against ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka

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Chennai, Oct 25 : Hundreds of Tamils marched on the streets of Chennai on Friday to protest against the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka, as a regional political group pressured the Indian Government to stop the war.

Protesters braved heavy rains and linked arms shouting slogans "Save the Tamils, stop the battle."

"This human chain is formed to protest against the Army's atrocities on innocent Tamils. All the parties from Tamil Nadu - CPI, CPI (M), DMK - and others, participated in the 60-km long human chain. It indicates that Tamils are united against Sri Lanka's atrocities and this problem has to come to an end," said Naganathan, senior leader of Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK).

On Friday, the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha demanding arrest of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi over his alleged support to the separatist LTTE in Sri Lanka.

Earlier, 13 MPs, including six ministers of Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) had handed their resignation letters to Karunanidhi on October 17 demanding action from the Central Government.

Sri Lanka has vowed to crush the LTTE militarily.

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