Man sets himself on fire to protest against MR visit

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A man in Tami Nadu's Salem district set himself on fire to protest against a planned trip by Sri Lankan president Mahindra Rajapakse, who will arrive in Delhi later this week. The injured man from Salem is being treated in hospital for serious burn injuries.

Last month, DMK Chief Karunanidhi said that Mr Rajapakse's visit to India was "unacceptable."

The Sri Lankan forces have been accused of violating the rights of thousands of Tamils in the final months of the island's civil war, which ended in May 2009. The rebel LTTE tigers were defeated.   Political parties in Tamil Nadu staunchly support the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils, who have for decades complained about persecution by the majority Sinhalese.

Political parties in Tamil Nadu have expressed their opposition to the government's decision to allow the training of Sri Lanka defence officers in India. In July, nine air force officers were moved from an air base in Tamil Nadu to Bangalore after objections by Jayalalithaa. However, she came in for much criticism after she recently ordered school and college football team from Sri Lanka to leave the state. (NDTV)

  Comments - 28

  • Rosh Monday, 17 September 2012 12:35 PM

    Very true. Lets encourage the whole tamilnadu to do the same. We can provide petrol(sub standard but still works) too if there is any shortcoming...

    Rathgamaya Monday, 17 September 2012 08:32 AM

    Watching too much of Hindi movies i guess.

    shi Monday, 17 September 2012 08:22 AM

    may be a kolywood shooting,,indian's will set this to our MR...

    Channa Fernando Monday, 17 September 2012 12:38 PM

    showing anger towards MR. Is this because he defeated LTTE terrorists. We understand your pain you just missed a seperate land for the tamils because of this man

    Dalu Banda Monday, 17 September 2012 08:11 AM

    As rightly said by SF, "Indian fools"

    kingasanga Monday, 17 September 2012 08:26 AM

    what wrong MR did to Indian Tamils. is this poor fellow knows that Sri lanka tamils vote in favor to MR. Negahahira tamils proves my point. MR is not one of TN leader, he is president of Sri Lanka.

    Silva Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:35 AM

    people set fire others for innocence Muslims film,
    hope they are all genius,

    tilak Monday, 17 September 2012 10:30 PM

    Hurrah, one less idiot in the land of idiots......

    sam Monday, 17 September 2012 08:43 AM

    All of them should follow the burning man in TN.

    lk Monday, 17 September 2012 08:32 AM

    I wish Vaiko sets himself on fire! ha ha....

    Arthur Padmasiri Monday, 17 September 2012 08:45 AM

    Low IQ seems extremely inflamable!

    kolonnawa Monday, 17 September 2012 08:50 AM

    kaatada paadu?

    Ajith Monday, 17 September 2012 09:03 AM

    Very Good.... Good Example for other TN Jokers...... Take his foot steps.

    Real peace Monday, 17 September 2012 09:06 AM

    I'm afraid, more of this is to follow....

    edwinneil fernando Monday, 17 September 2012 09:19 AM

    they are really stupid

    Saskia Monday, 17 September 2012 09:31 AM

    Don't do this kind of stupid things. It is an old style and nowadays it will not help. Instead try to block the MR's visit by juridical way. For example, collect signs from people from all states and send them to supreme court and to the president in new Delhi. This will also show the world that you are using democratic to show your anger towards MR.

    saman Monday, 17 September 2012 09:46 AM

    Stupid Indians!

    Riyadh Monday, 17 September 2012 09:47 AM

    I can't believe someone killing himself for a season like this. He does not deserve to live .....!!!!

    Adrian Monday, 17 September 2012 06:51 AM

    Lets say they are doing it all wrong over there!! The wrong man is set on fire!! Hope they get the point.

    Saliya De Silva Monday, 17 September 2012 10:10 AM

    Why can't Vaiko set an example by setting fire on him?Using bunch of idiots for his survival.

    mohamed asfar Monday, 17 September 2012 10:33 AM

    stupid idiot. no war in sri lanka now.

    Dinithi Monday, 17 September 2012 10:32 AM

    So MR's life is one worth dying for. Did not know MR was this important. Now vaiko, jaya, karuna etc also immolate themselves to really stop MR from going there. Will they do it?

    Curious Monday, 17 September 2012 04:04 PM

    Why does he has to visit to a such a unwelcome country.

    sun Monday, 17 September 2012 04:00 PM

    Lets give more petrol for South Indians... This will good for North India and SL.

    Ruzaick Monday, 17 September 2012 04:24 PM

    This is vey much obvious that tamil nadu people are real mutts in this civilized world. i hope jayalalitha, aiko karunanidi and the rst of the tamil nadu donkeys will follow the same.

    jamis banda Monday, 17 September 2012 11:11 AM

    hahahaha now if only more people in tamil nadu would do this wed have less problems lol

    bandara Monday, 17 September 2012 05:10 PM

    not for deffeating the LTTE but for........... watch YouTube and find out for your self

    ravi Monday, 17 September 2012 11:39 AM

    kingasanga don’t be fool MR lost in east pillaian got only 12,480 votes but they played the game.
    Their government they are doing whatever they won’t genuinely UPFA lost .


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