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Friday, April 05, 2013 - 5.37 GMT
Pro-Eelam activists arrested in India


Eleven pro-Eelam students were taken into custody by the Indian police on Wednesday, as they barged into the Mihin Lanka airline's corporate office at Trichy.

Earlier in the day, they burnt the effigy of Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid who had aired the Union government's view that accepting the Tamil Nadu assembly resolution calling for a referendum for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka cannot be accepted, stated Times of India.

Khurshid had also opined that several Indian states did not share Tamil Nadu government's stand vis-a-vis Sri Lanka.

The students raised slogans that Khurshid should be summarily sacked from the Union Ministry, and the Congress activists who allegedly attacked the students in Trichy during the recent visit of TNCC president Gnanadesikan should be arrested.

Colleges had re-opened on Wednesday after being shut down during the recent anti-Sri Lanka protests in Tamil Nadu, Times of India added.






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