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TN govt issues stern warning to supporters of banned outfits

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 13:49

Chennai: In an apparent warning to a
pro-LTTE group, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said
"stringent action" would be taken against those speaking in
support of banned organisations and eulogising their leaders.

Speaking in support of banned organisations, using the
portraits of its leaders, their flags and insignia in public
places for advertisement purposes or printing, portraying,
publishing or broadcasting and telecasting is an offence under
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the government
said in an advertisement published in newspapers today.

Violation of this will attract "stringent action," and
any organisation which organises public meetings, conferences
and rallies should bear this in mind, the advertisement issued
by Chief Secretary K Sripathy said.

The advertisement was issued after the Viduthalai
Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), which is part of the DMK-Congress
alliance, held meetings here yesterday to celebrate the 48th
birthday of its leader Thol Thirumavalavan.

Thirumavalavan had reportedly underlined his party`s
commitment towards Ealam, a separate homeland for Tamils, and
asserted that the slain LTTE leader V Prabhakaran would return
to continue the war in Sri Lanka.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 13:49

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