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15 arrested for attempting to burn Indian flags

Fifteen activists of two pro-Sri Lankan Tamils outfits have been arrested for attempting to burn the national flags of India and Sri Lanka in Chennai on Saturday.

india Updated: Apr 25, 2009 15:32 IST

Fifteen activists of two pro-Sri Lankan Tamils outfits have been arrested for attempting to burn the national flags of India and Sri Lanka in Chennai on Saturday.

Activists of Tamil National Socialist Party and Tamil Nationalist Liberation Movement were arrested when they tried to burn the flags of the two nations in front of Shastri Bhavan, which houses various Central government offices, police said.

The two outfits, in a release, alleged that despite repeated pleas from the Tamil Nadu to press Colombo for a ceasefire, the Indian Government had not done enough to prevent the “killings” of Lankan Tamils.