TAMIL NADU

Ganesan seeks action against LTTE supporters

Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: In the wake of the seizure of arms and other components in the State and off the Rameswaram coast, the Centre should no more be careless in dealing with supporters of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Bharatiya Janata Party State unit president L. Ganesan said here on Thursday.

He told reporters that in the last one and half months, over 50 LTTE supporters were arrested from Nagapattinam to Tuticorin. Though the police action was appreciable, it was baffling how so many of them had infiltrated the State.

Mr. Ganesan alleged that activities in support of the LTTE were on the rise. There were outfits in the State that supported the banned organisation. If extremism and activities connected with it were not controlled, it would affect law and order. The Government should initiate action against the LTTE supporters.

The Tamils living in Sri Lanka should be protected and the Centre should not remain a mute spectator. Being a neighbouring country, India had a duty to intervene and solve the vexed issue. However, it should neither send its force nor provide arms to Sri Lanka.

He wondered why the Centre had not acted on the issue even after so many Tamil Nadu fishermen had been shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy. The BJP would organise demonstrations on the issue in Chennai, Nagapattinam, Manamelkudi, Muthupettai and Mallipattinam during the course of this month.