Friday, January 16, 2009

Three Indian activists attempt suicide to protest Lankan Tamil issue

(daily mirror))Three Periyar Dravida Kazhakam (PDK) activists in India were arrested yesterday, when they attempted to set themselves ablaze near the district of Collectorate in Coimbatore, to protest against what they called the Indian government's 'failure' to work out a ceasefire in Sri Lanka.

The activists, Gopinath and Samboogan (both aged 26 and from Tirupur) and 31-year old E V R Jagan of Erode, doused themselves with kerosene they brought in bottles.

However, police managed to overpower them before they could light the matchstick and set themselves on fire. They raised slogans against the Centre for its 'failure' to stop 'killing of innocent Tamils' in the island nation. (Hindu)