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Vaiko out after 7-hour detention

September 15, 2004 10:20 IST
Last Updated: September 15, 2004 12:55 IST

The Chennai police on Tuesday released Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief Vaiko after detaining him for seven hours for entering the city along with 3,000 supporters, despite a ban, to conclude his 42-day 'Renaissance March'.

Vaiko was scheduled to resume his march at around 1030 IST.

But he started at 0100 IST itself. When he reached the memorial of DMK founder C N Annadurai at around 0345 IST, he found it locked.

From there he proceeded to Island Ground, where his march was to culminate into a rally in the evening. But even before he entered the ground he and six others were taken into custody.

"I am courting arrest to save my boys," he said before boarding a police van. Vaiko was taken to a police station at Chindadripet area.

The police had banned the procession citing a Supreme Court order prohibiting processions on the city's main roads.

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Sub: March for Cause !

Mr.Vaiko has done nothing wrong by taking a March but he himself being an well educated and being an advocate and Law abiding , He ...

Posted by S.Padmanabhan

Sub: Misplaced loyalty

Vaiko lost his mind in supporting LTTE. I can't accept any of his reasons to support them. They killed our Ex Prime Minister. Jayalalitha is ...

Posted by Saravanan

Sub: Response to the question of ''bias'' as raised by a fellowman!!!

Hi, Mr.Vaiko, undoubtfully is the leader of the mass trying to safeguard the Dravidian Culture from being invaded & overshadowed by the Aryan Culture. Please ...

Posted by KFN

Sub: Vaiko's arrest

What the Government has done is right. If today Vaiko is allowed to March with 3000 people into a Metro City then definetly some one ...

Posted by Nanda Kishore

Sub: Regarding JJ Activities

Mr. Vaiko is somehow different from other political persons, He is not doing any illegal activities, the police persons try to find out the way ...

Posted by Sridhar



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