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Pro-Tamil protesters attack Lankan High Commission in Delhi

Agencies  New Delhi, October 02, 2009
First Published: 16:50 IST(2/10/2009) | Last Updated: 17:32 IST(2/10/2009)

Around 20 activists of a Tamil outfit on Friday barged into the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi, pelted stones and ransacked the premises in protest against the Lankan Navy firing on Indian fishermen.

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The activists of Tamil Nadu-based little-known outfit 'Puthiya Tamizhagam' entered the High Commission premises in Chanakyapuri at around 3 pm.

After unlocking the gate, the activists ran into the premises shouting slogans and pelted stones at the building in which some window panes were broken. They also broke some flower pots.

Within minutes, they left the High Commission premises in vehicles in which they had come. No one has been arrested.

Eye-witnesses claimed Puthiya Tamizhagam president Krishnaswamy was sitting in a car when the activists barged into the premises.

Before coming to the High Commission, the activists held a protest at Jantar Mantar against the Lankan Navy firing on Indian fishermen.

A senior police official said more police personnel have been deployed near the High Commission.

Earlier on February 13, activists of a fringe pro-Eelam group 'Tamil Eelam Group' gheraoed the premises and tried to enter the building agitating against the "killing of innocent civilians" in that country.


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