Tamils vent ire at Salman Khan waving banned LTTE organisation flags
news Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 4, 2015 | 12:12 pm IST Protests against a visit by Indian actor Salman Khan to Sri Lanka in support of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reached the starâ€™s residence when a number of Tamil protestors turned up at his doorstep. Seen carrying banners, the protestors carried Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) flags as they stood outside Khan's residence protesting his recent visit to the island country along with his "Kick" co-star Jacqueline Fernandez, who is a former Sri Lankan beauty queen. The organisation was first banned in 1991 after the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In May, 2014 the Union home ministry extended the ban by five years. Incidentally, following a notification by a tribunal headed by Justice G P Mitaal which scrutinised the ban, the Tamil Nadu government issued a notification extending the ban against the organisation in the state by another five years. Some Tamils are upset with the "Wanted" star, who recently visited Sri Lanka to campaign for Rajapaksa, ahead of the presidential election in the island-country. Security has been increased outside Salman's Galaxy apartment because of the protest, which began Sunday morning from around 10 a.m.An official from the Bandra police station told IANS: "Yes, today (Sunday) morning a few police were present for protection at Salman's residence during the protest and a few people who protested have been detained by the police and their inquiry is going on". With inputs from IANS
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