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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stop military aid to Sri Lanka: DMDK

Special Correspondent

— Photo: K. Pichumani

GREETING CADRES: DMDK president Vijayakant at the party’s youth wing rally in Chennai on Saturday.

CHENNAI: The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam, led by actor Vijayakanth, has urged the Centre to stop any direct or indirect military assistance to the Sri Lankan army.

In a resolution passed at a youth rally here on Saturday, the DMDK called upon political parties in the State that are part of the Congress-led UPA to withdraw support to the government.

A resolution adopted at the party’s youth wing conference accused the Sri Lankan government of denying food and medicine to innocent Tamils who were being targeted in the name of military offensive.

“They have become refugees in their own country. They are not even able to bury the bodies of those killed in the war.”

The resolution urged the Centre to send food and medicines through the Red Cross or the United Nations.

Another resolution termed the Re. 1 a kg rice scheme a ploy to divert people’s attention from the steep increase in prices of essential commodities.

The AIADMK and the DMK had failed to formulate schemes to augment power supply in the State.

They had never acted with any farsightedness, the resolution said.

The conference called upon the youth to take a pledge against dowry, violence and terrorism.

Earlier, Mr. Vijayakanth viewed the rally from a specially-erected dais near the Munroe Statue on Anna Salai. The Island Grounds, venue of the conference, was bursting at its seams.

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