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“Courts will take a view on asylum to LTTE chief”

Special Correspondent

SIVAGANGA: Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram said on Thursday that the law and courts would take a view on granting asylum in India to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam chief V.Prabakaran.

Asked about the debate among a section of the people that Prabakaran should be given asylum in India if there was a “necessity,” he said: “I cannot comment on that. There is a law and there are courts in the country. They have to take a view on that.”

He was speaking to reporters after filing nomination papers for the Sivaganga constituency.

Asked about the pressure from political parties in Tamil Nadu to stop the war in Sri Lanka, Mr.Chidambaram said the people knew well about the Central government’s efforts to end the hostilities.

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