Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy on Sunday welcomed the Tamil Nadu government’s denial of permission for a public meeting by the Naam Tamizhar Iyakkam (NTI), which had invited the Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik, in Cuddalore on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters here, the Minister said the NTI chief, Seeman, was openly supporting the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, eulogising the LTTE, along with Mr. Malik was unacceptable. Mr. Seeman should have been arrested for displaying banners and posters of LTTE chief Prabhakaran.
The party had held an indoor meeting in Cuddalore after it was denied permission for a public one.
Answering a question, Mr. Narayanasamy said the Tamil Nadu government should keep a watch on his activities. However, if Mr. Seeman’s activities affected the country’s interest, the Central government would take suitable action.
The Minister said he had received information that the Sri Lankan government had issued order for the release of 26 fishermen of Karaikal, who were arrested in the first week of April.
They were expected to be produced in a court on Monday and thereafter they would be freed. It was made possible because of the efforts taken by the Central government.