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Eight persons, who were arrested in connection with the assault on a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk in Thanjavur and Tiruchi on Saturday, have been remanded to judicial custody.

Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thero was assaulted by a group of persons owing allegiance to Thamizh Desiya Poduvudamai Katchi and Naam Thamizhar Katchi when he was on a study tour along with other students. In Tiruchi, two vans transporting Buddhist monk and other students to the Tiruchi Airport from Thanjavur were also attacked.

In Thanjavur, Pazha Rajendran, State executive committee member of Thamizh Desa Poduvudamai Katchi, Rasu. Muniyandi (48), Thanjavur town secretary of Thamizh Desiya Poduvudamai Katchi, and N. Thyagu (27) were produced before Judicial Magistrate-1 on Saturday night who remanded them in custody. They were later lodged at Papanasam sub-jail.

The three were charged under Sections 147 (rioting), 341 (wrongful restraint), 294 (B) (uttering obscene words), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 353 (assault) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. The police were on the look out for two more persons– Karikalan and Vijay.
A case was registered on a complaint from Vasudevan, maintenance assistant of Big Temple. The police, who detained eight more persons, later released them.

In Tiruchi, C. Cheran, rural district secretary, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and A. Suresh, district deputy secretary, MDMK student wing, were among the five persons arrested under Sections 147, 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons) and 341 and 506 (ii) of IPC. (Source: The Hindu)
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  • Kondebandapucheena Monday, 18 March 2013 07:12 AM

    Photographs shows everything about TN towards Srilankans these days.Stop visiting TN for god sake

    jiggy Monday, 18 March 2013 09:18 AM

    but the whole of TN is the unwanted, the washed and the unflushed right? So nobody wants to wake that up.
    the behavior of tamil racists can clearly be seen.

    GK Monday, 18 March 2013 05:47 AM

    Great reaction by the T.N government. Just imagine same incident if it has happend in S.L?

    Fazli Monday, 18 March 2013 06:01 AM

    Very ugly seen, this should not have happened. He is a clergyman in the first place and a tourist. On both
    counts he deserves respect & protection .

    jjacoob Monday, 18 March 2013 07:41 AM

    Take 2 has already been staged on Chennai Central .. You people have waken up the unwanted in Tamil nadu .. harvest it !!

    Buffaloa Citizen Monday, 18 March 2013 06:04 AM

    Absolute truth.

    peace lover Monday, 18 March 2013 01:13 PM

    I am muslim but we have been thought by our parents and teachers to respect all clergies equally but looks like the scene has changes dramatically. Why just cant people live peacefully, unfortunately today the safe place for one person is not a safe place for another, where are we heading. A monk should be a respected person by all as they are the symbol of calm and peace though few monks in srilanka are exceptional due to their behaviors. I hate racism doesn't matter whether its carried out by budhist, muslims, cristians of hindnus.

    Karu Tuesday, 19 March 2013 01:05 AM

    What more can we expect from the typical Tamil racist barbarians. Tamils -- racist since 70 BC.

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:08 AM

    i have seen the video. the guys who tried and rescued the innocent monk from the mob are real gentlemen. we must behave the way the gentlemen rescued the monk but not like the thugs. thank you guys.

    nimal Monday, 18 March 2013 06:57 AM

    TN is terror breeding center of Asia. Week indian gvt just watching.

    Sam Monday, 18 March 2013 09:04 AM

    TN is not a place to visit. We should not allow any Tamil from TN to enter to Sri Lanka.


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