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AIADMK protests against Lankan delegation in LS

The plight of Sri Lankan Tamils today found an echo in the Lok Sabha, with AIADMK members seeking to embarrass a visiting Lankan Parliamentary delegation by raising slogans, which was denounced by Speaker Meira Kumar.

delhi Updated: Aug 01, 2011 12:54 IST

The plight of Sri Lankan Tamils on Monday found an echo in the Lok Sabha, with AIADMK members seeking to embarrass a visiting Lankan Parliamentary delegation by raising slogans, which was denounced by Speaker Meira Kumar.

AIADMK members, led by M Thambidurai, were on their feet raising slogans on the plight of Lankan Tamils, as Kumar introduced the visitors led by Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta asked Thambidurai to take his seat. "They have come at our invitation and you must honour and respect them," Kumar told the protesting members sternly.

As the Speaker wished the visiting delegation a pleasant stay in the country, the entire House thumped their desks vigorously so as to drown feeble cries of 'shame, shame' from some AIADMK members.

The visiting delegation also witnessed the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha.