Mullapeiyar: Karuna writes to Prez, PM, Sonia

DMK president M Karunanidhi wrote to President, PM Singh and UPA Chairpeson Sonia Gandhi seeking their intervention in Mullaperiyar dam standoff.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 22:01 PM IST

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday
wrote to President Prathiba Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh and UPA Chairpeson Sonia Gandhi seeking their
intervention in ensuring the safety of Tamils living in
neighbouring Kerala in the wake of Mullaperiyar dam standoff.
In letters to the three leaders, Karunanidhi said that
despite the warnings and assurances given by the Prime
Minister for an amicable solution, hundreds of Tamils living
in Kerala villages were being "forcefully driven out" by the
anti-social elements.

"Incidents of stone-throwing and burning of properties
belonging to Tamils, who are living in Kerala border, have
been reported from various places", Karunanidhi said in the
identical letters sent to the three leaders.

He said Tamils who have been living in Kerala making it
their home "have even gone to the extent of declaring to
commit suicide and refused to come to Tamil Nadu."

"Therefore, I request your personal and immediate
intervention in this matter and save the lives of Tamils
living in Kerala", he said.
Hundreds of Tamils living in Kerala villages, including
Manapad and Nedumkandam, were affected despite "Singh`s
assurance for an amicable solution and to create a conducive
atmosphere in both the states, he said.

PTI