Saturday, January 17, 2009

Three PDK activists try to set themselves afire on Sri Lankan Tamil issue

(TH)Coimbatore (PTI): Three Periyar Dravida Kazhakam (PDK) activists were arrested on Thursday, when they attempted to set themselves ablaze near the district collectorate here, 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. Full Text