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Vaiko to fast against deportation of Prabhakaran's mother

By A Correspondent
April 17, 2010 15:16 IST

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Vaiko will undertake one-day token fast on April 22 in Chennai in protest against the deportation of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's mother.

83-year-old Parvati, who arrived late Friday night from Malaysia was deported immediately as the Centre did not give permission for her stay in India.  The MDMK chief has accused the Centre and Tamil Nadu government of high-handedness in the affair.  

Parvati, who was to get admitted to a Chennai hospital, arrived from Kuala Lumpur, but policemen did not permit her to alight from the aircraft, officials said.

Elaborate security arrangements were made and suburban police commissioner Jahangir was himself present to oversee matters as over 150 persons, including Vaiko and Tamil Nationalist Movement leader P Neduraman, both vocal supporters of the proscribed LTTE, were present at the airport.

A Correspondent in new Delhi